difficult child#1 is 9 years old. He did great most of last year. Last summer he just went down hill. He started melting down over nothing all the time, he became very violent, we now home school because he cant handle school. Anyway, the docs cant get his medications straight. He was on 7 at one time! We have him weaned down to 4: depakote, thorazine, tenex and strattera. The doctor just started weaning him off depakote because he never had a siesure and his levels never went above 55. We never saw any change in him on the depakote either. He will be on strattera, thorazine and tenex. right now he is very hyper, cant focus (I had to tell him 7 times to write down the answer to his math problem, "what comes after 21?" after I reminded him what answer he found on the number chart taped down to the table in front of him.), very manic (he runs away because nothing can happen to him, he painted a wall in his room blue while husband was watching him because he thought it would look good and he is the boss). He cant take stimulants, they make him nuts and he was on risperdal and trileptal before with no outcome. Can anyone suggest or let me know what has worked for their kids before. His doctor in new and I really trust her (she is afterall getting him off the 7 medications at one time). She is open minded and asks me what I think would be good to try. I don't know! Im no doctor! But I would like to sound a little like I know whats going on. So any thought?