The psychiatrist upped the risperdal to 1mg and its working to stop the mania! He has only taken this dose for 2 days. This morning he was defiant, punching, throwing, ect.... Then he took his medications and a few hours latter he was cleaning his room and letting difficult child 2 play with his toy. It was like a different kid. The psychiatrist actually increased it to help with the paraniod thoughts about difficult child 2 and I hope it helps for that as well. On another note, I'm reading the bipolar child to husband. I know he'll never read it by himself, but he doesn't mind me reading it to him. husband is funny; he has to have at least 3 things going on at once. TV, reading a book, and playing a game, and talking to me all at the same time is normal for him. I don't get it. That would drive me nuts. Sometimes all the other stuff makes it hard for me to concentrate and I'm just trying to talk to him. Also, difficult child 2 and easy child have been having one ear infection after another. We might be looking at tubes.