I guess I had unrealistic expectations for today's 2nd opinion at our local university hospital. I was not very impressed with the doctor we saw, and for someone who deals with kids all day he was not very patient with difficult child 2. Why do we bother to fill out stacks of forms with clinical history when the doctor doesn't take time to read them before the appointment? We spent most of the hour going over information I already provided so that he could write it all down again. He didn't spend any time with difficult child 2, just listened to the history and then asked a few questions (that were already on the history form). His advice is to continue with the Depakote and just see what happens -- so basically our current psychiatrist is doing nothing different than he would do (confirmation is always good, I guess). He says difficult child 2 appears to have signs of ADHD (duh!), and it's possible that BiPolar (BP) is emerging, but it's too soon to say for sure (did I say duh yet?). Did I want a magic bullet? Yes. I know, that's stupid of me. I am just feeling so desperate and tired of it all. And if things don't improve dramatically soon, the (expensive) two-week day camp difficult child 2 is signed up to attend will have to be cancelled (with no refund, I'm sure, because of the late date), and that's really going to be sad for him (it's a fort-building adventure camp with hammers, saws, nails, etc. -- too risky for him to attend with his impulse control and anger issues) And don't even get me started on the soccer practice he's supposed to start in August, let alone SCHOOL! Ugh.