My 5 yr old (he was born premature @ 27wks)is about to drive me batty! I noticed something was not right with him when he was at little over 2 yrs. old. We went through the head butting stage with him, he was running smack dab into walls(almost knocking himself out), I had to restrain him when he had his bad tantrums. As he got older he has been more violent with me- yelling, screaming,throwing items, kicking, and hitting. He has been in early childhood (PPCD)since he was 3 yrs. old, and was in speech therapy. Before he was 3 we had specialists from ECI(Early Childhood Intervention) coming out for Occupational,Behavioral, and Developmental therapy. When he turned 3 yrs., we got him to the Child Study Center and they diagnosed him with ADD/ADHD, and he was put on respridol, and metadate. It worked for the most part then he went straight back downhill to where he at before. We tried to get help no one would listen so I wound up taking him to a behavioral health clinic in april 2007,he was there for 6 days in the hospital and they we able to see what we were trying to tell everyone else. They diagnosed him severe ADHD, and Bioplar I(severe agression), they had put him ridalin(did not work), they tried Clonidine(did not work) they tried to put him on respridal, and metadate again( I told them NO), so they put him on abilify, depakote, Focalin. It's ok helps sometimes but he is very defiant too. He will not listen to me, he is starting to not listen to my husband, and my parents. He refuses to follow orders. We have him going to a play therapists and she told me that she can see that he has ODD. I do not know how to deal with a child with ODD. I was told that spanking and putting them in the corner is one of the worst things you can do to a child with ODD. I mean he is only 5 yrs old. I am afraid for him to go outside and play with the kids( I have seen his reactions) He does not listen or pay attention to what he is doing. If you have any advice please help me. I had to take off of work to care for him, becasue he has problems in daycare.