My difficult child had a complete melt down last night. Her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) seems to be getting worse. The meltdown last night was due to the fact that I lost one of her toys (her tamagochie). She asked for it before she went to bed and when i couldn't find it anywhere she became hysterical. This went on for about an hour and at 10pm last night she ran out onto the road on our cul-de-sac, screaming hysterically. The neighbours were looking out their windows but nobody dared to come over and offer help or ask what was wrong. I eventually had to put her in the car and bring her to my mothers who lives ten minutes away from me but she was hysterical there too. Anyway to cut a long story short I eventually got her to bed (at 11.45pm) but she warned me that If i didn't find it before she work up i was "dead" and I would regret it, and she would make my life hell the next day - all her own words. Also when she goes to bed, she has a ritual wherein I must sit in the same place, say same thing to her etc etc but not only now do i have to say the same thing to her every night i.e. "goodnight petal, love you" -last night and night before she started screaming hysterically because i didn't say it fast enough or i was saying it too fast so I had to say it at least ten times before she was satisfied with how i said it before she went to bed!!! I really can't live like this anymore. I am being terrorised by own daughter and she is getting bigger and stronger, scarier and she is not afraid to hurt me!! She was prescribed Risperdal a few months ago when i first brought her to the psychiatric but she point blank refuses to take it and he can't seem to offer any alternative solution!! I really can't cope with her aggresive outbursts any more and feel she needs the medications. Does anyone have any tips on how i get her to take her medications!!! I can't live like this and honestly I cannot even look any of my neighbours in the eyes anymore. I reckon they think i am slaughtering her with the screams that come out of our house - I am very surprised that none of them have every rang the police (I have rang them myself but they did nothing). Now I have another night of it ahead if i don't find her toy. I am filled with DREAD!!