I posted a few months back about my son being diagnosed with ADHD by his pediatrician. Since then we have been seeing a behavioral therapist. She thought that he could be bipolar as well as adhd. She gave us several things to work on with Ayden to help some of his behaviors. We have tried many things with little to no success. He attends a mini camp (preschool setting) 3 mornings a week and has been having problems there. Continually running around the classroom, he will not sit when he is suppose to, will annoy the other kids and just not listen to the teachers. There are days where he will have multiple time outs becuase he just can't calm himself. The teachers have a hard time getting him to even sit in a time out. At home, he is not only hyper active, but is extremely explosive and can get physically violent with his sister and me (especially when I tell him no or tell him he needs to go to time out). Anyway, after a few months seeing a behavioral therapist and no progress...we met with a psychiatrist yesterday. It was the BT's suggestion, I think she wanted a second opinion on a diagnosis. The psychiatrist sees mainly ADHD, but the possibility of a mood disorder along with it. He wants to treat the ADHD and see how he changes and then go from there if he needs something further for a mood disorder. The rx that I have is for Focalin XR, is anyone familiar with this drug? He also wants Ayden to have an EKG done prior to begining the medications. I am feeling really guilty. Putting him on medication was the last thing I wanted to do. But I really feel that this is a last resort. We are going to behavioral therapy and I have drastically changed his diet with absolutely no success. He is starting kindergarten next month and I really want this to be under control so that he can do as well as I KNOW he can. Anyway, if any of your kids have been on Focalin xr, I would love to hear about it. I am afraid of Ayden losing his spunky personality...that is the last thing I want to happen.