But, difficult child is having a good summer. Dare I say it - even a great summer. Of course, we've had our little tussles, but nothing, NOTHING compared to times gone by. We were so afraid when he came off lithium and then seroquel - were braced and buckled in for some major bumps - but none came. He has now been on just the welbutrin for about 2 months and things are really going well for him. He is rational and even introspective at times. Of course, he still argues - and perseverates - and still has quirks and fears and moments of sheer inappropriateness, but no outburst to speak of in quite some time. We are even seeing some improvement on the negativity (I've employed some of your suggestions in that department - thank you very much.) It's actually a bit surreal. Let's hope that by discussing it out loud I haven't changed the comsic makeup of our current course!!