Hello to all. New to these forums and I feel I've finally found a place to vent. My boy is currently 16 (almost 17) and has been in therapy basicall you since he's been a very small child. To try and make a long story short, he has been diagnosed with just about everything: Oppositional Defiant Disorder, BiPolar, General Anxiety, Mood Disorder, and now they've toyed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Medications (he's been on and off them all) Will not go to school (and this has gone on since very young). Very emotional, hates me one minute-turns around and demands my every ounce of attention the next. Violence stems back with him since early childhood and now unfortunately he overpowers everyone in the family but mostly attacks me when other members are not home. Sexual promiscuity is off the hook. Police have been at our home so many times they know the drill. ER visits, short term residential stays, long term residential stays (so many I can't even count) and he fools everyone. Of course he's perfect and everyone else is the problem. Every time he's returned home it isn't long until he's back in. Everything is horrible, my family life, my marriage is dead, and I'm at a loss. Will anything ever work. Will magically he awaken at 20 or 25 or 30 and change? Therapy, alone, family, all that x 1,000,000,000,000 .... nothing is ever accomplished. He fools those that he needs to so he can get released. Follows all directions and protocols like a champ. Returns and he's beyond just beyond what is imaginable. I'm sure there are others in my shoes. Just wanted to throw some thoughts out.