Dear Grandson is saying all kinds of crazy stuff around his parents. ADHD, Anxiety disorder, and generally fighting life since the day he was born. At nine years old and no history of any actual self-damage (he freaks out if you try to cut his fingernails--I have to file them), is he doing this for attention? Is he just so angry and now that he doesn't fight back physically (which is what he used to do, and still does on rare occasions), is it for shock-factor? He goes to his "talk-doctor" on Tuesday after school, and after his father dropped him here (whom he really doesn't like and is just like), he's been understandably edgy but fine. His father always threatens to take him to the emergency room, call the police, or take him to the hospital, which really freaks grandson out. I just don't get that he's really self-injurious. I keep wondering if this is the latest ploy to get his own way, provide some drama, etc. Of course suicidal talk is always to be taken seriously, and he has our attention, but 9 years old? Good lord. He's on Guanfacine and Strattera. Has anyone had this problem with Strattera? He's happily playing on his tablet, took a shower, and is ready to go to bed and seems quite okay. But he's done this to his mother, too, over this past weekend. Lord have mercy, is this a new game for him? And what about school next week? Sigh. Just venting and asking if anyone has experienced this.