My difficult child (8 yr M, ADHD/ODD) has never had to have blood drawn. Our new psychiatrist ordered a blood panel. Does anyone have any advice for making this as easy as possible? I am pretty sure my difficult child will freak out, say he's not doing it, refuse, etc. I can just envision him hitting someone or knocking things over and running out of there. Maybe I can bribe him with something he wants - but right now all he wants is an airsoft gun and I don't think that is a good idea!! 2nd appointment with psychiatrist today. I think he was ready to prescribe an antidepressant and I may have swayed him into thinking maybe we should try an increase in his Concerta first, so that is what we are doing. In all fairness, we haven't ever tried going up on his Concerta (we have with other stims in the past). His pediatrician-doctor thinks we never got to a high enough dose to manage the ADHD symptoms and although we were seeing increased irritation/aggression and some insomnia, she thinks it may not actually have been a side effect - but possibly just what was going on with him anyway. Ughh - we will see how this goes. I think psychiatrist thinks difficult child is depressed and that is where the irritation/aggression is coming from. Does anyone have a depression rating questionnaire they can share? I can't find anything online that you don't have to pay for and/or get from your doctor. I am surprised the psychiatrist didn't give us one.