First post! Every forum has its own unwritten rules, so please be patient with me as I learn the ropes!! Thanks! Help! Hubby was the one who found this forum and suggested I join. My difficult child has been on Risperidone for a bit over a year. Her serious Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is nearly controlled, but she is still very defiant, demanding, never satisfied, mean and periodically aggressive. Recently, she was diagnosed with anxiety, which was severe enough to land her in our local children's hospital ER TWICE with hives, throat constriction and full body itching. Her psychiatrist took her off of Prozac and put her on Zoloft. The anxiety is gone. Her ODD is still very apparent, and her doctor didn't want her on Risperidone much longer anyway, so she in the process of moving her onto Abilify. In the past three weeks, she has been increasingly aggressive. She has kicked two children in the neighborhood, and punched me in the arm. (She is really strong!) She has lost the right to play with one girl, and is gaining a reputation as the neighborhood bully. We have taken away privileges, grounded her from TV, etc... She takes the discipline, seems contrite by the end of it, and the day she has regained her "freedom" she immediately does the same thing that got her in trouble in the first place. We are both at a loss... She just won't listen to us! She won't listen to her therapist! She doesn't respect her psychiatrist. She just does not understand that we want what is best for her, and love her so much. We're tired... And have even thought about sending her away to some sort of intensive inpatient therapy for the summer. My health has tanked in the last year. I'm exhausted, having medical issues all stress related, little sister is feeling marginalized, and our home has been turned upside down in the past year. I guess this is more of a blind cry for help... Not sure what else to do at this point.