We are finally going to start difficult child on medication, He's 5 years old. During his last doctor appointment we decided (against doctor recommendation) to wait one more period of time until the next visit (6 months). Anyway next visit is the end of Feb. difficult child official diagnosis is still "high funstioning autism" from when he was 2. It was never "updated' because the doctor said it really didn't matter what we call it as long as we are treating it right. difficult child DEFINITELY, no doubt in my mind and the doctor has agreed is ADHD and ODD. Also she feels there are some anxiety issues as well. My question is, I've heard that medications for ADHD can make ODD worse. And its really the ODD that's basically destroying our family environment. The agruing ALL THE TIME, about EVERYTHING. The aggressive outbursts, towards everyone...I don't need to preach to the choir here, but no one in this house is happy or at peace with difficult child here. The ADHD is much much less an issue. I mean, its there, but having to tell him 20 times to put his shoes on, does not cause the disruption that the ODD behavoirs cause. What is your experience with medications? Did it make the ODD worse? Also difficult child is not in therapy right now because we don't know what kind of therapy would even help this. What kind of therapy helps kids with ODD? Thanks or your help in advance.