Update: My 9 year old's psychiatrist has decided that because the lithium/abilify combination is still having no effect on his aggression/anger, that his best option at this point would be inpatient treatment where he could be observed 24 hours a day. This way, the doctors could try and identify a medication that might help him. I am a nervous wreck because this is going to be the first time he's been away from me. He is afraid to sleep alone and is even scared to go to the bathroom by himself so I am wondering how that's going to be dealt with there. (He's very dependent on me) I just worry that it will scar him, Know what I mean? Someone tell me I am doing the right thing Can anyone tell me what to expect? Who decides when he gets to leave once I sign him in? How long is the normal stay? I bring him tomorrow morning.... Also, I did try and find a neuropsychiatrist in this area but there are none. I called medicaid and they said there are none anywhere in this area that even accept medicaid (I am in the Lafayette, Louisiana area).