Are these commen with an ADHD, ODD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis? I just worry about S. At one point his pediatrician wanted him evaluated for bi-polar but when I brought it up to the psychiatrist he said he didn't think that was necessary. I just find it amazing how fast he can go from ****** of to totally fine. I admit I don't know much about bipolar and I should do some research but I figure enough of you guys can help me sort it out for now until I have time to research. I think in adults the swings aren't so quick but I'm not sure how it works in children. And it could just be "letters" related. This morning he woke up, was in a great mood, laughing, being silly. I got out of the shower and asked him to move over and he did, then out of no where "you've got a giant butt, i hate you" "i'm so stupid, you think Im so dumb, you don't even love me, i hate myself, I don't even want to be alive" and starts hitting himself. Some of this I think is attention getting but he's in a legitimate bad mood, I will usually just throw out a "S, I love you so much, and you're the smartest 7 year old I know!" and that's about it, I don't play into the babying or any of that (maybe I should be, I don't know, but the poor me pity party just kind of annoys me). Move on, he eats breakfast while i'm in my room getting ready, he takes his pills and comes back in (in a totally normal, happy mood again) So, at this point I bring him his clothes fresh from the dryer (as he likes them) and tell him to get dressed while I fix my hair. He starts throwing his clothes into the fan so I tell him to stop. He gets ****** off again and starts yelling at me that I'm so mean and never do anything nice, etc. Then starts crying, hitting himself and me. I remind him to keep his hands to himself and keep going on about my business, turning lights off, getting coffee, etc to get in the car. We are in the car and he's mad because I didn't remind him to buckle (ugh,...you buckle EVERY time you get in the car, you dont' need a reminder....sorry, side bar ). So he buckles, gets his shoes on, and gets his DS out. By the time we get to school he's back to bright and sunny "Bye mommy! I love you!!" And jogs into school with a big ole smile on his face. I never know which of these kids I'll get each morning so I don't know how to prevent him from turning to the angry side. Its just so frustrating. I know there are lots of things that could be playing into it, but I'm just curious if the mood swings are "normal" with his diagnosis? This isn't just a one time thing, its any time of day, for any reason he can go from happy having a blast to almost depressed sounding (hates his life, he's so dumb, thinks i hate him, etc). Any thoughts?