Sick of me yet? I know...you're all thinking where did this woman come from and when is she leaving us? LOL I'm sorry...I hope you can bare with me and I certainly appreciate your time and responses. If you've caught my other posts, you know my 8 yr old difficult child has a diagnosis of ODD from 5 yrs ago that we're pretty confident still holds true today, but we're in the process of looking for possible co-morbidities. While filling out the paperwork for his new evaluation, I wasn't quite sure how to answer one of the personality/mood traits questions and I was looking for your opinion on how deeply I should pursue this, since at this point it seems it's not a concern of the person doing his evaluation. "Rapid Mood Changes" Now, *obviously* he can very easily be set off into an ODD fit and rant for 4 hours straight (or more) at a time...the nature of the beast...my concern, and this has become a more recent one of mine is he can come out of a 4 hour ODD rant and jump right into having fun, laughing, playing, making jokes as if NOTHING has happened. But, even more so lately, it almost seems manic in that he gets really over the top and exceptionally loud and animated and just "too much." Would you say this is typical of strictly ODD, or more a sign of an underlying co-morbidity mood disorder...bi-polar...something? I mean, if it sounds pretty basic, typical ODD, then I won't push it when the evaluation comes back as stictly an ODD diagnosis still...but if this sounds more like something else, I want to make sure I dig my heels in and push for them to look deeper. Thanks for any thoughts here.