Hi, I have been away from forum for a few weeks due to surgery. Glad to be back. This is kind of a two-part post. A while back I posted on my son's testing results and you wise folks brought up a few questions, which were echoed by a developmental pediatrician. Here is thread:http://www.conductdisorders.com/forum/f6/got-testing-results-diagnoses-hold-your-hats-44301/ What I did with those results was to see devel. pediatrician. who said the testing was complete bunk. She didn't like how it was boiler-plate. The report read badly, and some of the test results were incompatible with other results, according to her. She urged me to get testing re-done ( at 2500$) through someone else. She also gave me a name of a "sexual deviant" specialist. Then she said she would NOT take my son as a patient. What I did with that was to contact the sex specialist. We qualified for a grant for intensive therapy -- they come to house 2x week, once for therapy for difficult child, once for family therapy. Then we get a group one time a month! It's totally affordable. We are not retesting because we can't afford it. The therapist is very good! I am telling you this background because the same testing psychology group tested my daughter (at a VERY reduced fee, because the guy was trying to help our family -- see link to my other thread if needed). We did testing for daughter before we got son's results. Due to my daughter's anxiety of getting test results, we just got results yesterday -- she just turned 18 and had to give me permission to get them, and she didn't want to go to appointment. My daugher, who is very bright, HATES these results, because, honestly, in her immaturity, she can't see big picture and was just looking for some Adderal so she could focus. The results showed that she has no ADD/ADHD at all, but instead has severe anxiety (sarcastic surprise!) and a decent case of depression. The doctor said her IQ results were impaired and basically not valid, because of anxiety. In elementary school, her IQ tested at about 140. Yesterday, her composite was 107. The doctor said she watched her get the right answer almost every time, then change it at the last second in a panic. The parts she did well on were at 127. The parts that caused her the most anxiety were at 88. The doctor recommends therapy and short dose of anti-depressant for the depression and anxiety. I think the kid is so depressed and anxious that she can't tell she is. Is this possible? Remember -- this is the captain of the Lacrosse team, and class president. She is applying to ivy league schools. I have seen attention and cognitive drop this past year. She is having a very hard time writing essays for college apps. I DO NOT WANT HER TO GO AWAY TO SCHOOL LIKE THIS. Problem -- my daughter doubts the validity of the testing since there is so much controversy over her brother's testing. Other problem -- she believes she "only" has ADD, not anxiety or depression, even though I gave her reading material that explained how anxiety/depression can cause attention problems and mask as ADD. She claims she has no anxiety, yet she called me FIVE TIMES while I drove home from doctor, asking for results over the phone, even though I said no. Poor kid. I don't even know what to do. She is unwilling to accept anxiety/depression treatment. She wants to quit applying to all colleges because she "only has a 107 IQ." She is 18. We didn't even go in for IQ testing. I don't care what her IQ is, I just want her to get help. Nothing like another crisis to piggyback our last one, in case I ever take a breath and assume things will be easy for five seconds! Thanks!