Many years ago I posted about my son. Things have changed and he has evolved...into a person I don't recognize anymore. I went thru a VERY difficult divorce and have since tried to manage on my own with- a child who is out of control. difficult child is on many medications (Abilify, Zoloft and Focalin) but things just aren't going well. He is in Special Education. clases, we have a plan in motion to move him back to regular classes. Here's the problem. He is having terrible outburts (scremas, throws things, spits at teacher, hits other kids). I attributed this to the increased Concerta (17 up to 28mg) because he REALLY went balistic shortly after increasing this. He was taken off that and put back on Focalin but at a higher dose than before. Yesterday (due to more outburts and thinking his mood swings were due to his low dose of Abilify) we increased his Abilify to add in the am as well. This child has been paddled twice now by the school, due to his erratic, hostile behaviour. There are times that I can't control him or settle him AT ALL when he is in one of those fits. I am at a loss as to what to do. Psychologist changed his medications and is supportive to change but I am so about to just give up. I am a single mom and get no support from my ex and I can only handle so much. Am I rambling? Guess so. Anyways, whats the take on this mood swing problem? ANYONE out there can get back to me as I feel there is no hope right now..so very tired of this. Thanks for any words that come my way.