Happy Holidays everyone! This time of year is always rough with difficult child (spent end of Nov through Feb in psychiatric hospital last year) and this year is proving to be difficult again. So far, he has not had to be admitted, however, he has been on the brink several times the past couple of months. He has slowly been deompensating since October. Thus began the tinkering with his medications. First the ARNP (who is the prescriber at his mental health center) raised the Seroqel amounts but kept the Nortriptylene in play. THe initial increases did not seem to affect difficult child like in the past (winding him down tiring him out). He was as manic/hyper as ever, very challenging, aggressive, oppositional. He was just getting worse and worse so they increased the Seroquel again (to 600 mg) and discontinued the Nortriptyline. THat was 2 weeks ago. SO thinks he sees a change. I see a slight change, but not much. So at his last medication apt. they said the Nortriptyline was still working out of his system; they mentioned raising his Seroquel up to 800mg!; and they want to add a mood stabilizer back in. Well, duh! It took them this long to realize that he nneds a mood stabilizer!? Hello! ANyway, now the battles start to get everyone to agree and then get the ARNP to agree on which one to prescribe. SO, his ex who is the biomom, myself, and the prescriber all have to come to an agreement. I like what I hear about Lamictal. SO wants info about children who are on Seroquel and a mood stabilizer. Biomom not a fan of the Seroquel at all. Biomom and I agree that we both are uncomfortable with a 10 yr old being on 800mg of Seroquel! So, do any of you warrior moms and dads have exoperiences, good or bad, that you could enlighten us about with Seroqel in combination with either Lamictal or another mood stablizer? Thanks so much for your help!