My 9yo DS is having evaluations done at a psychiatric/neuropsychologist place Monday. He has an ADHD diagnosis right now. His teachers think he may be Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or on the autistic spectrum. The psychiatric says he's pretty sure the ADHD diagnosis is right but that there's something else in addition to that, and I agree with him. I think we've tried every major ADHD medication out there and nothing has been consistent for him. I'm also fairly sure he has sensory disorder but the psychiatric said they did not have the time to test for that and Molina would not pay for it. I'm fairly sure therapy for the sensory issues wouldn't be covered either so getting him the official label would be a bit useless, right? Anyway, on to the real question... I called and asked if they wanted him on or off his medication (vyvanse) for the testing. The receptionist said he should be on medications. I asked if she was sure because they are testing how his brain works and it works differently on medications. She said yes, he should still be on medications. Does this make sense to anyone? How will they see his behaviors properly when he's doped up? His medications right now are too strong in the middle of the day and don't work past school hours. They completely change his personality - from tasmanian devil to shy quiet hyperfocused child who won't talk. Shouldn't they be testing my REAL son? I don't get it. Should I give him the medications like they said? Take him off medications and ask when I get there if I should give them to him? Give them to him in the parking garage so they can see the real him for the first hour or two and the medicated him for the other five hours? Good news is that they will be referring us to a p-doctor after testing who will work with him to find good medications since we've had so much trouble with them. His pediatrician just pushes whatever's on his latest desk calendar from the pharmaceutical companies. UPDATE: he had his evaluations today. I gave him his medications right before we left the house so he would be a little more hyper in the morning and they could see both sides. More questions about sensory issues and school districts in post nine!