"They may not experience the problem as within themselves," Duckworth said. "They often see the problem as outside themselves." This is a quote from Dr. Kenneth Duckwork, who is the medical director for NAMI, related to Richard Jeni's family's revelation that the comedian suffered from severe clinical depression with bouts of psychotic paranoia. He was speaking specifically to the paranoia issue but it just struck me this morning... Isn't this a *lot* of our kids, to a tee? It's all external, has nothing to do with- them. With different parents, school, friends, home, it would be all better, *without* any internal adjustments. Maybe it's just that the coffee hasn't hit yet this morning, but this really struck me as a really *good* part of the definition of many difficult children.