Well, easy child (now easy child/difficult child) has been seeing the same psychiatrist as difficult child once a month for awhile now. psychiatrist has been keeping track of her moods, etc. He has been leaning more and more towards the possibility that she too has bi-polar. Lately, I have been seeing more and more what looks like rapid mood cycling in her. When we had her last psychiatrist appointment, she reported to psychiatrist that she had all these thoughts just racing through her head and it won't stop. When he brought me into the room, he asked me how often she was like she was, she literally couldn't sit still in her chair, she was talking really fast. He prescribed her Lamictal, but then a few days later she got sick and then refused to take it. She has been having issues with really bad anxiety too. Week before last she had a really bad panic attack, I almost thought I was going to have to call the psychiatrist on it. Anyway, last year she missed alot of school because of health problems, she was getting sick left and right. Well so far this school year, she has started down the same road. She was sick with throwing up the beginning of last week, then her anxiety kicked in. She has been refusing to go to school. I let it pass most of last week because she had been sick. This past Monday she still wouldn't go. When I talked to her she was crying and said "mom, I'm afraid to go, I'm afraid I am going to get sick again, school is just a breeding ground for germs, even my health teacher said so. I just can't go. I'm afraid." I put in a call to the psychiatrist. He asked me a bunch of questions and ordered Lorazepam for her, told me to have her take one before school, and if needed she can take one at school. She took one this morning, went to school this morning and needed another pill during the day. We had an appointment last night with her therapist. The therapist is going to call and talk to the psychiatrist, she is concerned with easy child/difficult child's anxiety and rapid mood swings. easy child/difficult child had sent an email the other day to her counselor at school and met with her today. The counselor wants us to meet with her teachers so everyone knows that her being absent isn't because she is skipping, but that there are issues out of her control.