I have posted before about difficult child being thrown into a mania on the Celexa the psychiatrist put her on. When I talked to the dr about it, she said difficult child really did seem depressed initially so she tried another AD. I was kinda bothered by the fact that she chose the medication because difficult child said the name sounded cool. (The way it went down: the psychiatrist mentioned Zoloft and difficult child responded with "Zoloft? Thats a cool name. I could totally write a book about a character named Zoloft. He would be an alien with super powers and he could.......) all of that in a very rapid speech!!! So Zoloft it was-----OMG it was worse than the Celexa. She was in a constant rage. I finally went back and told the psychiatrist I would rather have her depressed like she was than what we were dealing with. So off Zoloft! difficult child also doesnt sleep anymore---3-4am she falls asleep, and by 8 or 9 she is up causing problems where ever she can. So psychiatrist recommends trying to see if getting her to sleep would help and prescribed Trazadone. She did mention the possibility of MS's @ this appointment---but said she is reluctant to go there because they have more side effects---I told her I would rather have a happy kid with side effects than an unstable kid. The Trazadone is a joke. Instead of putting her to sleep, she rages. She told me that it works---in that it makes her tired all the next day. I am calling the dr Monday!! But anyways about the hopefully helpful news: My husband's grandma called me last night. Said she was talking to her sister(F) about difficult child and that F thinks it sounds like Bipolar---well I told Grandma thats what I had been thinking. I knew there was a family history--but wasnt sure how much of one. Well Grandma hooked me up with F and I talked to her this am. She has done lots of research into the family history. She gave me all the info. She herself is BiPolar (BP), her 2 boys, her sister and brother, several of her nephews--and many many many cousins. She even told me about the ones she suspects are but are not diagnosed. I was able to write it all up and going to take it to the psychiatrist. When she asked about it initially, I just told her there were alot of people---but couldnt give her many specifics. If she doesnt take this info and prescribe a MS I will be looking for another psychiatrist!!!