Can anyone tell me about Lithium? Today my son had an appointment with his psychiatrist and he was totally himself during the appointment. His psychiatrist got to see him in true form today! MH was argumentative and disrespectful to me. He corrected me and spoke to me as if he is my equal and not my son. The psychiatrist said that this is the ODD and that he does not understand that he is not on the same level as adults and that his opinions and wants are just as important, if not more important, than adults. (Yep, that sounds just like him right now!). What I dont understand is why it has gotten so bad now. MH has always been like this to a certain degree but not like he is now. I am wondering if puberty has something to do with it. His psychiatrist also could see that Matts moods were all over the place so he started him on Lithium and we will began that tonight. Can anyone tell me about Lithium? Is it hard on the body? Also ~ I am taking MH to see a new psychiatrist on the 31st to get a 2nd opionion. Iam praying that she can get us going in the right directions!!