My difficult child is 13 going on 14. He is in 8th grade now going into high school next year. He has been separated for all state tests since 4th grade and we are worried about the SAT because he has no diagnosis or, you could say, he has a grab bag of diagnoses that kind of fit. His academics are decent and he scores well on standardized tests, so the school has gone unofficially with AS, even though we don't agree. Since the suicide attempt last June, we sort of have Depression/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified, with a prescription of Abilify. But that doesn't really describe him accurately. Then I read about Multiplex Developmental Disorder and I thought, if you talk about a really mild case, that DOES describe him. Is it worth the hassle to get it exactly right, or is Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified and Depression close enough to get the job done? He has his IEP and the school is accommodating him well and they never call me. Maybe this is a dumb question, but it bothers me sometimes that the terminology they use to describe him is so inexact and subject to misunderstanding by people who don't know what the terms mean.