Hi. I am new to this message board. Thank you for the forum. I have a 5 year-old son with a lot of issues. He hits and kicks and throws things and does not follow directions. He has been kicked out of the YMCA day care, Gymboree, caught off from friends and already been sent to the Principal's office in his second week of Pre-K. I sit at work every day my stomach in knots waiting for the call from the school saying I need to pick him up because he kicked a teacher again or another student or threw blocks at people. He took Depakote about a year ago but it didn't seem to help. He has no formal diagnosis. I have been told he is bipolar and I have been told it is anxiety/depression. He did try Zoloft for a week but literally was climbing the walls (seriously, literally). He has an appointment with a psychiatrist tonight. This is the same one that tried the Zoloft. He has recommended Prozac. I'm sure everyone has heard the horror stories about young people and Prozac. It just doesn't sound right to me. There is a history of depression, ADD and bipolar in my family (I am bipolar). That seems to make the most sense to me but then again, it is hard to diagnose a 5 year-old. I spend most of my time exhausted, frustrated and trying not to cry. Has anyone had any experince with this age and medication? No one seems to think he's ADD because he can focus but yet he acts just like my nephew at that age who is now ADD and bipolar. I have tried behavioral modificationa and he says a play therapist. Everyone always tried to give me advice and it's hard to explain to them (or embarrassing) that he is not a "normal" child and the Love & Locig and spirited child stuff does not work on him. In fact, they seem to make him act worse as he responds against them and me. He saves most of his real bad stuff for me. I know intellectually it's not personal but it sure feels that way. He is nowhere near this bad with my husband. His Dad is gone a lot though so I think he does his best to be good when he's around. He seems to be physically incapable of controlling himself sometimes. He has a lot of imaginary friends and likes to blame them or say they told him to do it (we don't think he hears voices). He goes from frustration to action in a second so there is no time to think about his action because he just responds. He is moody beyond belief and it is hard to tell when he'll switch moods (hence my feeling of it being bipolar). Sometimes he can be okay most of the day and then they'll will be a day or period of time when it's non-stop. I love my son, I do, but I can't stand to be with him.