I rec'd a call from the psychologist from NIH today to set up a time for a 1 1/2 - 2 hr phone interview so they can decide if difficult child qualifies for one of their studies. This is still a long shot- especially since I can't let things go on as they are for another month or so while they go thru their processes. Anyway, I have no problem with anything I'm hearing from them so far- and I LOVE the idea of difficult child having a medication wash while being in a safe place and monitored by professionals. Also I think it's great that they are doing studies on the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis in kids- (I really wish they would do one on allergy/asthma medications and mood disorders to see if there is any connection in some of our difficult child's.) I'm still nervous about it... Has anyone here ever put their child in for an inpatient study at NIH or anywhere else? If so, how do you feel about it now? How does your difficult child feel about it now?