difficult child 2 has been on Depakote for about 5 weeks now and husband and I definitely see improvement from the medication wash period and the first few days on the new medication. Things that are noticeably better: oppositionality, argumentativeness, tantrums, obsessions, irritability, aggression, anxiety. Things that are slightly better: impulsiveness, grandiosity, silliness, boundaries. Things that are unchanged (or very minimally): hyperactivity, inattention/distractibility. There are many other behaviors I could mention, but these are the biggies in my mind. For the BiPolar (BP)/ADHD kids out there, does this sound like a typical response? What other medications did you end up adding to address the ADHD issues? I'm really hoping we're on the right path and wondering what to expect next.