So, 5 years after our original ODD diagnosis, we're on the path of a re-evaluation to check for any co-morbidities. Last night, we met for the first time at the Behavioral Center and the person doing our 8 yr old's evaluation. She's a Social Worker. While I think a Social Worker may be well equipped to help us and offer support and guidance, I'm not so sure she's qualified to perform a medical diagnosis. What are your thoughts and experience here? The three of us met with her last night and then she and my son will be meeting alone for the next 3 visits and then my husband and I alone the last "evaluation" visit. Her first impressions were the obvious ODD, and then a possible learning disability because of his opposition to writting (which we've started the ball rolling for testing through the school system), and then depression. I don't know...I grew up with a mother who is clinically depressed...*I* went through a depression...I am pretty familiar with the signs and feelings of depression...I just don't see it...not to say it isn't there and I'm no medical Dr...but I really don't see it. I'm much more concerned with his rapid mood swings and his high anxiety. Ok...now I'm rambling... So...in your opinion/experience, is a Social Worker really qualified to make a medical diagnosis?