I haven't posted in awhile, but I lurk from time to time. We still struggle with or son and have been seeing the psychiatrist every 2-4 weeks. I have 2 separate questions/concerns... 1. He started difficult child on Abilify (5mg) a couple weeks ago to help stabalize his mood swings. He was a hyper maniac child the entire 2 weeks. Don't get me wrong, he was HAPPY as a kite, just out of control giddy and over the top. Not knowing much about medications, I assumed it was the Abilify since we had just started it but after meeting with psychiatrist yesterday he says no, Abilify should do the opposite, it doesn't cause hyperness. Thinking back, he was indeed headed to top of the "rollercoaster" (husband and I we refer to the mania/depressive mood swings as a rollercoaster) when starting the Abilify so perhaps the psychiatrist is right. He increased the dose to 10mg. I know many of you know these medications very well. Thoughts? 2. difficult child accidentally left his backpack in the car after our appointment yesterday. I noticed later when I went out for a girls night out. When I got home I took it into the house and noticed he had a pop can just inside that was bent funny so I investigated further, sure enough it's a pop can pipe. I also found a scribbling on a piece of paper not in his handwriting that is basically showing him how to make it. It has not been used and I didn't find any drugs in his backpack. difficult child does not have the means to purchase drugs. No job, no allowance. How much should I worry and what do I say to him!? I'm so worried to go down this path with him.