since his former best friend moved back to Australia last summer. He was invited to another buddy's house tonight. I called him an hour ago to remind him to take his medications. He sounded like he was having fun, and said there was another boy from school over there who he's also friends with (never heard him mention him before). I so very much hope that he starts to come out of his shell this year. During the school year, he would never call people. Never talk about very many other kids at school. Never got invited to ANYTHING. I felt so bad for him. Today he got all his gear packed up and rode his bike to the boy's house. Called us when he got there. We're trying to give him more rope, so to speak. He turns 15 in September, and although he can be VERY immature because of the ADHD, it's time he start getting a taste of being more self-reliant. It's been a good summer for him so far. I don't know how much bearing the recent changes we made to his SSRI medications for anxiety have on it. The psychiatrist had us lower his Lexapro from 20mg to 10mg because he thought it might be disinhibiting difficult child 1 too much and that's why I was having so many fights with him. But when we went to 10mg, he started picking at his upper arms A LOT. So psychiatrist switched him to 20mg Celexa and the picking diminished, but then he was irritable for a while, and he had more trouble with his anxiety during his recent blood draw. Now he seems to be settling down with regard to the irritability and the skin picking. So maybe this will be okay. Now it's got me wondering if he should try coming off the Celexa altogether. But a voice inside is telling me that his family history is stacked against him, and we should probably not rock the boat. I guess time will tell. We see the psychiatrist on the 21st.