Hi Everyone - I have been on and off this forum for years but never consistently stay. I really don't know why that is because I definitely belong here. For some reason, I find it overwhelming. Anyway, my difficult child is my son Tommy. We first started seeing problems with him when he was about 18 months. We saw that he had an abnormal amount of defiance. He is ten now and the problems have only gotten worse. He has been hospitalized about four times but it seems he's just there a week to be stabilized and then he's home and the same patterns continue. He is on Depakote, Tenex, Prozac and Abilify. In the last two weeks we have seen a MAJOR change for the better. This coincides with the start of the Prozac and the Abilify. I spoke to his teacher and she said he is much more able to calm himself down now. Of course, I just got a call from the school to go pick him up because he was running away from staff. I am at work so my husband is going. This incident reminds me that no matter how good things seem to be going at any given time, it doesn't always last. As far as diagnosis', he has been diagnosed with ADHD, Acute ODD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the latest is Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). When he was hospitalized at six, they diagnosed him with a possible thought disorder. I am extremely worried for Tommy. He is the cutest, sweetest child and it seems so unfair to all of us that this is happening but we have to learn how to cope with it. One psychiatric also told us he has Aspergers. I get sooo nuts about all these diagnosis. Anyway, thanks for letting me share. I am going to make a real effort to get to know everyone here because I know there is strength in numbers.