So today I took Ms Queen to her monthly psychiatrist appointment. Her MH worker does the reporting to this doctor weekly in a meeting so she is well aware of the issues (which is really nice) that we've been dealing with. Let me tell you the've been some doozies. It seems that difficult child has some really magical thinking/powers that she feels she has. More and more each week actually. She's also added on to her seeing things. It's also been that her stuffed animals were real and could talk. That has been for years but now she sees a cat at different times all over the place and it "talks" to her. Never tells her to do bad things. Just offers opinions and such. She also sees a 17 year old girl that she presented to us that it's a "ghost" that adopted her because she understands her! She supposedly sees other ghosts too. We've added to this that she can "read through people's minds and thoughts" and at times she's freaked people out, some she's brought to tears at school (apparently she really did upset a "friend" of hers). The synethesia has gotten far worse. The seeing of the colors and numbers. She now she's colors around people, not just when she is touched. Oh and in the last 3 weeks, she has an "alter". This alter is the reason for her "mean, nasty, violent" outbursts..and she has a name (won't state it here). She thinks she can sing really great and because there are some kids in school telling her this, she believes it even more (she can sing but not really great sadly). She can "sooth" people just in talking to them like no one else can. I'm probably leaving out more I'm sure. psychiatrist was of course very concerned with all this grandiose thinking, hallucinating, powers and such. She is trying to figure out if she actually believes this or if it's exaggeration or attention seeking. It doesn't appear to be attention seeking unfortately (normally difficult child is an attention seeker but she's not been doing any of this for attention). She does actually believe all this and feels she can prove it and attempts to do so, says she has even done so. Soooooo.....looks like we may possibly be looking at adding in potentially a DID diagnosis because she does have some specific things that are occuring with this "alter". Like her head consistently is in pain those timings. She does change as well. It's just going to be observing her for other things now. She shouldn't be actually able to "name" her alter as she did if this is to be but even more puzzling to us is that she, to the best of my knowledge, has not had anything traumatic enough to cause DID to occur (based on criteria). Then again, this kid has never fit any mold to anything in all these years so nothing surprises me at all anymore. I'm just having a hard time handling it as in acceptance but also sadness, fear, etc... The doctor just added in Haldol since it seems difficult child fails on any of the newer medications due to bad side effect or allergic responses. She tells me it should help squash the hallucinations, help her sleep (since difficult child has now gone to not really wanting to sleep). I'm telling you never a dull moment in the household! I have my post over in Special Education about Mr. Busy but I also now have oldest difficult child who seems to be in a downward spiral too.