Last night I took difficult child to his first psychiatrist appointment since his psychiatric hospital visit. He had a stomache ache and refused to go inside the bldg. (Gee, what a shock! ) I went to the appointment. 1/2 hr early, and they were running 1/2 hr late, so that gave me plenty of time to persuade him. I ended up going in alone. psychiatric had read the rept from the testing we had done and took the other dr's word for it that difficult child is a high functioning Aspie. She immediately started convincing me that he needed Prozac or Zoloft to calm him down and maybe that would help him feel comfortable around other people--incl her. Maybe he'd come in next time, she suggested. I told her that the clonidine seemed to be helping and suggested something like Xanax. She said no, it is highly addictive, and is like a BandAid approach, whereas Prozac cuts to the core of the depression, which in turn, will affect the anxiety. In addition, I had wanted her to give difficult child the results of the testing, since he will more readily accept his Asperger diagnosis from an authority figure. If husband and I tell him, he'll tell us we're lying. He loves to shout, "You're lying!" when we tell him he has bedwetting issues, for ex., but he will willingly take Desmopressin when he stays overnight at a friend's house. Since he didn't come in, and clearly told me that he did not want to share his personal problems with-a stranger (I know the feeling) the dr suggested that we go back to our child therapist and have him tell difficult child. All of this, with-o mtng difficult child. I'm not thrilled, as you can see. I don't know how much of this to lay on her shoulders and how much on difficult child's--or perhaps, equally on both. How many of you who have Aspies medicate with-Zoloft or Prozac? Does it help? difficult child still has anxiety and anger issues, but I have seen huge improvements in the last yr. He has friends, he's on the ph all the time, he doesn't dread going to school (unless there's a huge exam) and overall, I see the drug as unneccesary. Any thoughts?