Hi, I haven't updated our situation in a while...As of my last update, difficult child (7 years old) was doing very well on Trileptal. Well, that lasted for about 10 weeks and came crashing down a couple of weeks ago. Long story short...difficult child was hypomanic for a few days two weeks ago, then crashed for a few days, then started up again. He has been "up" now for a week and we see no end in sight. During this time, he has been getting in trouble at school for inappropriate behavior in the bathroom and at home for randomly exposing himself, among too many other things to describe here. Finally got in to see psychiatrist today. We are switching from Trileptal to Depakote (did the blood draw today...) over the next week. psychiatrist thought we also needed to do something today to try to bring difficult child down a bit and prescribed Klonopin. He said that Klonopin sometimes helps bring hypomanic kids down and would also be helpful in reducing difficult child's anxiety about the blood draw. Well, thus far I'm thinking the Klonopin isn't working. Certainly didn't help with the blood draw. difficult child was completely freaked out and screaming until the needle went in and then said, "Oh, is that all?" Anyway, he is still very up 3 hours after his first dose of Klonopin. Not coming down at all. husband has taken him out for a while to give me a break since I am starting to come apart at the seams. I'm not sure whether I'll send him to school tomorrow. The school deals well with him...Lots of sensory breaks, time in the adaptive PE room, and time in the Sp Ed room, as necessary. He has been spending less time in his regular classroom lately because he is so "up." And, I think his mainstream teacher is beginning to fray a bit. I think I'll give him the Klonopin again in the morning, but keep him home until we know how it is affecting him. husband's first thought was that the Klonopin is amping up difficult child, but--frankly--husband is in a bit of denial about how hypomanic difficult child has been lately and I think he is looking for something to blame for the obvious hypomania this evening. I don't think it is the result of the Klonopin. He has looked that way to me for about a week now and the psychiatrist had not doubt about it this afternoon. OK...This has helped me sort out my thoughts. Has anyone ever heard of Klonopin being used short-term for hypomania? Thanks.