I have a 12 yo difficult child. I have been on here in the past. He has been on medications for ADHD since he was 7. Then when he was 10 in 4th grade we moved to a new town. After the move he became a bit sad so the psychiatrist put him on Prozac. He became more depressed on that. So I took him off. A few month went by and his teacher said he may need an increase in his medication he was on Ritalin 3x a day. So I told the psychiatrist what the teacher had observed and he immediately wanted to try a new adhd medication. Than began what I feel like has been a downward spiral. We went from Adderall to strattera to concerta to focalin and now we are on Mediate. Then he became more depressed and started developing anxiety during all of this so we were put on different antidepressants and anti anxiety medications till now we are on Zoloft. Then came mood swings, banging his head crying utter disregard for others feelings so we have gone from Resperidol, Geodon, and now are on Abilify. He has gone from being in the top 3% of his class in 3 and 4th grades to making F's and still reading at a 4th grade level in 6th grade. Like his mind has just stopped. His social ability has stopped also. I have been racking my brain, the diagnosis started rolling in Bipolar, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), OD, then Aspergers. I keep thinking he was fine till we started this medication roller coaster. My thought, go back to the basics, Back to just ritalin and she where we are. I know my sweet kid is still in there, the one who cares and acts like he is almost 13, has friends and is social. I just have to pull him back out. I NEED HELP!!! Has anyone else experienced anything like this. Is it to far off to think of starting from the beginning????? Thanks!!!!