I have not quite got the abbreviations down so pleae bare with me... My DS will be four. We have always had a hard time with him since his premature birth. He attended a nursery school at two and did not adjust well. We were told by the school and family members that since he was an only child around teenages that he was just spoiled. By three, the school tried to work with him but he became increasing aggressive and difficult. I brought him to the psychiatrist and he suggested the book "The Difficult Child" and a child-self esteem program. That was a waste of time and money. Since he had been care for by my sister in law (since birth) and she was losing patients with him, my husband and I decided to place him a dare care when at three. That was a mistake, he lasted a week. I was told to have him evaluated by my district and see if he could qualify for any of the special education programs. The tested very high for his age in language and comprehension but had delays in all of his other areas and required Occupational Therapist (OT) and psycholgical threpay. He is in a class with 10 boys and 5 teachers. His behavior has gotten worse. He does not socialize with the other children, he does not like being touched and hates anyone touching what ever item is his obsession that day. No transitioning capabilities, agressive, hitting, biting, cursing, manipulative, kicking, punching... I could go on for ever. I have not even touched upon what we g through at home. Destorys very thing and anything. Wholes in walls, breaks furniture, undoes the child locks and we find our things thrown on the front lawn... That is just the the beginning. He has NO fear. Since he has started this school (which is 5 days a week for 6 hours/day) he has not sleep through the night. He is in bed at 8 and up by the way 2-4 AM. His behavior has gotten so bad that I have to change my work hours since I could not find anyone (including family) to watch him while my husband and I work and the school social worker requested I start looking at alternative since behavior modification classes, group and videos have not made a bit of a difference. 1,2,3, Magic is a joke in my house. I have a in home parenting counselor coming in a month, not that I think it will help and I had to video tape his episode for the school social worker and psychologist. They want to make sure that I am following the behavior management program they came up with and not making things worse by yelling or giving in. I started taking him to any doctor that I could think of from allergists, ENT, sleep specialists and psychiatris and neuologists. After all the testing the psyc (the final doctor) said that my DS has ADHD, sleep disorder, possible mood disorder and possible mood disorder. The is recommending Clonidine for the sleeplessness and hyperactivity. Then we will see how things go. My appointment is Friday afternoon. To start the medication. I can not seem to find any real information on the web and I stumbled on to this site. I am very nervous about this. Any advice would be very aprpeciated. I have nothing against medication, but I wanted to be the last resort and rule everything out first.