My difficult child just returned from a three month Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) stay. He doesn't argue about taking his medications (100mg Seroquil PM; 25mg Zoloft AM) but he also doesn't think that he needs to. He says that, "they don't make me feel any different" and "they don't make me happy". I explained that they're aren't supposed to "make him happy" but they should help him to keep his moods from being all over the place. Is that right? I also compared it to having to take a full course of antibiotics, even when you feel better after just a couple of days. I don't know if that was a good comparison since he'll be taking these medications for much longer than a course of antibiotics, but I couldn't think of anything else. To be honest, I don't know what he would be like if he weren't taking them. I know we argued a whole lot before he was taking them, but that was almost a year ago and he's been gone for eight of the last ten months (boarding school and placement). I don't want to give a try though, because the consequences could be severe if he's not able to control himself, plus I can't go back to arguing daily about every. single. thing. Not that I really need to convince him to keep taking them because he will, but I'd like to be able to help him understand the importance...I'd like him to buy into it more. Any ideas???