husband and I sat down with the SW and psychiatrist at the psychiatric hospital today. They gave us a list of psychologists that are supposed to be NeuroPsychs, so I'm going to start making phone calls to see if we can get a neuropsychologist exam set up. We talked a little about difficult child's history, since this was really the first time we had ever met the psychiatrist, and it became quite evident that psychiatrist really has no idea what diagnosis to give difficult child. She's puzzled by him. But, now she does think he has ADD (no "H") and she wants to try him on another ADD medication. So, we're getting rid of the Adderall...FINALLY, but she's going to try him on Straterra. We'll see how that goes. They did NOT bring up trying the SSRI. She did mention two other possibilities, which I guess are maybe only possibilities if (and I'm thinking WHEN..LOL) the Stratera doesn't work...one was Lithium and the other was a blood pressure medication, but I can't remember the name of it...it began with a T. I engaged her on the Lithium a few times, but she was pretty hesitant, as I guessed that she would be. I also asked her if there was another mood stabilizer that wouldn't require the regular blood draws and she said "NO." And of course, I couldn't remember the name of the one (Trileptal, right?) that I was curious about before to bring it up. I should have written it down. DOH! husband asked what the timeline would be for sending difficult child home was and they basically said they'd like to see him have a few days out of the quiet room making good choices. Well...that to me doesn't say that he's going to come home stable...it just means he's going to have a few good days in a row and come home. Ah, the revolving door. All the more reason I have to get on the phone and get that neuropsychologist lined up as soon as possible. Thanks for listening.