Hi everybody. I'm still pretty new to the forum, but thought I'd post anyway. Today we had an appointment with the psychiatrist. difficult child has been taking Intuniv 2mg for about 3 weeks now, and in the beginning things looked promising, but then the mood swings resurfaced. Today the doctor basically broke it down for me that we've run the gamut of adhd medications and this is the same result which leads him to believe mood disorder (which I sort of suspected anyway with difficult children temper tantrums, rages, etc). He prescribed Risperidone, 0.25 to start then up to 0.5 and so forth if necessary and to drop the Intuniv since it wasn't really helping him. Anyone else in a similar situation? My difficult child is 6, having a really difficult time in school. We had A LOT of issues last year with this school, in a nutshell they called an IEP, made the paperwork disappear, transferred him into an ODD class where he picked up a lot of behaviors he didn't have before and basically crushed his self esteem. Well I found the paperwork that they supposedly never sent (one of the times I'm super thankful that I keep every single paper that might be important for a ridiculous amount of time) and managed to get an IEP in place. However, I made the principal at this prestigious magnet school (that we're zoned for) very upset due to the repercussions due to her actions last year. This year he has a fantastic inclusion teacher, a great regular teacher but the administration is still on the warpath against us. Yesterday he got in trouble for allegedly shoving a boy at aftercare causing him to scrape his face on the sidewalk (I still haven't gotten an absolutely clear story of what happened). My difficult child is honest to a fault and claims he just ran into the boy but the other kids blamed it on him and said he did it on purpose and that is when he went into one of his tantrums, screaming, running around the playground, running away from counsellors, making threats, etc. He was suspended from aftercare due to the incident. Well, today when I was on my way to take him to school after his appointment I received a call from the assistant principal to inform me that she and the principal saw the little boy that he allegedly shoved down and they thought it would be in his best interest if my son just didn't come to school today. I asked that her request be put into writing and signed so that I have documentation of them calling me (on a day he had not even been to school yet, regarding an incident that happened at aftercare which is run by a contracted entity, not the school). Anyway, I'm at my wits end with trying to get this place to do what they are required to do by law and I'm sick of my son getting his feelings hurt and feeling so singled out. I could rant on and on about this place, but I'm sure this is a little difficult to read. Sorry, I get going and I just can't stop! Anyway, any input would be greatly appreciated.