Hi all...I have been away from the boards for awhile I was driving myself insane reading and reading and reading. I am back but I am going in circles. difficult child was evaluated in Aug and I waited for a few weeks for the written report. Finally got that and I read it maybe 5 times between the tears and the medical terminology, it took me a few times to comprehend it all. i am still not sure where I stand. In the recommendation section, it suggested telling the school, suggested getting another therapist, one that prescribes medications. It said alot of "he shows signs consistant with....." so does that mean he has X? I dont think this psychiatrist is technically diagnosing him with ADHD-combined type, but he has signs consistant with ADHD-combined type. He shows signs of being clinically depressed (on the signifiacant side), does that mean he is diagnosed as being depressed? ETC. He also shows signs of anxiety, his mood appeared dysthymic, weakness in visual closure skills and weak planning, poor expressive and receptive communication skills....and so on. There are 2 sentences that I struggle to accept..1-....findings indicate that difficult child is currently struggling with a mental illness as well as adhd and 2-....currently experiencing significant symptomology who is at considerable risk for further decline unless supports are increased to address difficulties. What mental illness do you think he has? I dont know why those 2 comments bother me so. My parents think this report is a crock of , that he stops his antics when he "pulls" this with them. that he is not depressed, he wouldnt be acting out if he was depressed. husband wont even read the report, he so doesnt agree now, he thinks difficult child needs to be strongly disciplined and that we are wasting too much time on him and he knows it. I mentioned this to the school psychiatrist because my easy child is being tested through the school for a learning disability and they wanted to see the report to see if there is anything that may be affecting easy child. husband and my parents and upset with me for telling the school. UGH I am spinning and not sure I can stop. Meeting with social worker tomorrow so she can try and help me decide what and where I want to go next. thanks for letting me vent.