It turns out that easy child was having mania brought on by the zoloft. The doctor said that he thinks easy child is Bipolar but that it takes a long time to be sure of the diagnosis. But that is the direction he is leaning. He had us stop the Zoloft and double the risperdal (1mg now). And we will see him on Monday for a follow-up. So, all you Mom's of BiPolar (BP) kids - what do I expect?? What do I need to look out for and be aware of? How bad do things get? Will easy child really be a difficult child?? It's hard to think of her as a difficult child. difficult child makes life a living nightmare. easy child is still her sweet self even with all she is going through. Thanks in advance for any help. And thank you for being here and being such a great support.