Hi, everyone! I'm new to the board, but not new to disorders. My side of the family has psychiatric. issues that go WAY back. My mom was diagnosed bi-polar when she was young, and my brother was diagnosed in elem. school. I do not have those symptoms, but I do have my own anxiety issues. I also had severe PPD when DS#1/difficult child was born. I'm now on 25 mg of Zoloft. Enough background; on to DS#1/difficult child. I've started noticing some things about him that seem a little odd. He's always been a "spirited" kid, and he seems very much like a typical 2 y.o. in some ways. He can be sweet, or he can be WILD and very silly. Here are some things that I've noticed just in the past few weeks: -He "claps" his hands over my and husband's cheeks when we lean down to his level. -He likes to kick/strike our cat and any other smallish animal. -He throws terrible tantrums, sometimes for unknown reasons, that can take 15 minutes or more to calm him from. -He's bright; knows ABCs by sight, and knows all 50 states by sight. Can count to 100 and beyond. -Needs to know what's coming next; needs a tight schedule. (If we veer too much away from one, we can expect a meltdown.) -Usually gets along with other children and other adults in public. It's a different story at home. -Needs certain amount of sleep to be able to "cope" the next day. Does not usually regulate (by sleeping in a little more) if he's awake too late the night before. -Terrified of loud noises (hairdryers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, etc.) and elevators. -Refuses to allow medication be applied to scrapes. (I also have to hold him down at the dr's office so that he can be checked.) Lately, I've been looking everywhere to see if I can tell what disorder he might have, if any. He doesn't seem to fit any disorder "mold." My question: Should I have him tested since psychiatric. disorders run in the family? Or are these behaviors of a typical 2 year old? Thanks for any and all advice and input!