difficult child is on Depakote, Trileptal, and Risperdal. Been on this combo since mid Dec. Depakote is as high a dose as it can be. Teens his age and size are usually on a higher dose but his level goes too high and his eyes start to move as if they are shaking. About 3 weeks ago, he had become very upbeat and very happy but he started to feel as if he was "going to lose it". He felt his mood dropping slightly and wanted help before it esculated to where he'd get depressed and angry. He did everything he was taught to stay out of the hospital and they wound up putting him in the hospital! The program he was attending declared him a possible danger to himself or others and he couldn't go back there or to his regular school unless we hospitalized him. A nightmare! The hospital kept him 6 days and everyone said that it was the best they had ever seen him in two years. They all said that they didn't understand why he was admitted. The dr wouldn't change any medications because he was so stable there. He's been attending the hospital's partial program since his release. His moods were going up and down a bit when he started there but now his moods are creating havoc. He won't get up to go to partial. Says he's tired, hates his life, doesn't care about anything. Once he finally gets out of bed about noon, he is upbeat and almost high. He's gone to partial after getting up so late for it and has cooperated and been very "charming" there. Comes home and is fine but spends most of the evening out with his girlfriend or at another friend's house. He blames us for all the problems he has gotten into in the past because we called the police a few times because of the damage he was doing and the way he'd terrorize me, so he doesn't like to be home much. Even some of the normal things he has usually done for most of his life have been different the past couple of weeks. Examples: Usually cannot stay awake on a long car ride. Easter he was awake the whole time and at one point started fooling around by taking a water bottle and rubbing it on my hair to make static and have it stand on end (I was in the passenger seat and he was behind me). Has a favorite pie and would it the whole thing if we'd let him and this time he didn't eat any of it. Once again this morning, I can't get him out of bed because he is so down. They are to the point where they are going to kick him out of the partial program because he is not getting there on time. If they do that, he is not allowed back to his regular school, which is where he really wants to be. At our family meeting at the partial program the other day, the clinician told us that he is very friendly, caring, funny, charming, but has the temper of a two year old. Also, that when he gets angry and takes it out on me (which is usually the case) that he can't stand to have someone or thing come between us. Anyone have any suggestions or tips to try?