Hi all, difficult child 1 has been having hallucinations. Some history: difficult child 1 has been having hallucinations since he was 5 years old. Most of the time they are benign; stuff he isn't scared of. Once in a while they really scare him. They don't happen often. In the few months he has been back with us from the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) he has had maybe 4. (Sometimes we don't find out he has had one until much later.) What is interesting is that he didn't have ANY for the year he was in the Residential Treatment Center (RTC). Plus, his anxiety was much much better in the Residential Treatment Center (RTC). I'm thinking the hallucinations are caused by his anxiety. Some ideas I've had to decrease anxiety: More structure will help. My problem is no one can do the amount of structure they had at Residential Treatment Center (RTC). Especially in a family setting. Just this week I've had kids sick and meals were off. I don't have the staffing the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) does. Ironically, difficult child 1 is the biggest reason I have a hard time maintaining more structure. He requires so much attention its hard for me to get things done around the house. And the time I do have I'm so drained its hard for me to get things done. medications. Except he has been on and off medications since age 5 and the psychiatrists have told me they have exhausted all possibilities. A medication works for a few months and then doesn't. Me. I seem to be the only person/thing that calms him. I can't be their 24/7. I'm with him as much as I can be. But I can't supervise him or his interactions with others like the staff at the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) can. Sometimes I need down time (or time to make dinner or time with other kids.) I'm wondering if anyone else has experience with this and what helped I'm out of ideas.