So lately my 7 yo difficult child has resorted to banging his head against any desk/wall/surface when he is in trouble or frustrated, and has been saying stuff such as "everyone hates me", "everyone wants me dead", "i should just kill myself", etc. Obviously this is heartbreaking and scary for me to hear, but according to his psychiatrist and therapist, it isn't that much of an unexpected progression. He has been put on 5 mg of Prozac, in addition to his 15 mg of Focalin XR and 2 mg of Intuniv. The prozac was started AFTER the head banging started. I was worried at first about giving him an anti depressant, and I'm hopeful that some day it won't be necessary, maybe when he catches up in school or when we finally get his ADHD under control. For the first time we seem to have hit a dosage that might actually be working... on Sunday we got home after a weekend of camping and difficult child went to his room and played with his lego's for about six hours! Also, I ran across a "video interview" I did with difficult child when he was four... I wish I could share it with you guys... and it has me realizing just how BAD his speech impairment was at that age. I don't think I realized it at the time. It has me wondering though when his doctors will consider doing another evaluation. Right now his diagnosis is ADHD, anxiety not otherwise specified, depression, and speech delays... and in his evaluation it was written that he does have some indicators that he could be on the autism spectrum but at this time they are going with the more conservative diagnosis. That was over a year ago and he still has so many problems and struggles, it seems as though we are just now beginning to make some progress. He is finally learning to read (almost done with 1st grade), but still has so far to go. Oh, one other thing... difficult child started counseling and the thing that the therapist recommended was for him to take a deep breath and count in tens or fives. I'm hoping she has some more suggestions that this... we've been telling him that for the past year and a half!! So, thanks for listening to my rambling... anyone have an ideas about the depression that difficult child seems to be going through?