I know there is no "standard" for medications and what may work for one, won't work for another, but I'm just wondering, on average, whether your difficult child is on 1, 2, 3 or 4 different types of medications. difficult child is diagnosed Aspie / ADHD. So far, he's been taking a stimulant and a anti-anxiety/depressant. The doctor wants to add a mood stabilizer due to defiance, tantrums, just general out-of-controlness. Is this combo the norm? I'll be honest, I'm scared to death to throw another variable into the mix. I don't see where the stimulant is working any more (been on it 3 years). We just increased the dosage and no changes in levels of attention. When we upped the dosage on the anti-anxiety, we saw HUGE problems with beahavior, so just backed off the higher level. It's a constant game of medication russian roulette. So what mix of medications is your difficult child on??