<span style="color: #3366FF"> </span> <span style='font-size: 11pt'> </span> <span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'> </span> difficult child 14 diagnosed @ about age 10 with ADD. I asked about 2 years ago the psychiatrist if he could be bipolar. He said he didn't diagnose that in children. It was rare. I advised him about a year ago of his headaches and bouts of insomnia. He put him on a something for sleep and advised us to see pediatrician about headaches. I was totally blown off. Now he is in a partial, finally they listened to what I was saying and said he has a tendency to be bipolar. 1) If difficult child was improperly diagnosed, not given the right medications is he totally responsible for his behavior? 2) Could he control his "tantrums"? Where is the line? What should I look for now that we are on topamax? Will the ADD medications wipe out the potential the medication has to alternate the attention span? I have lots more questions but will start with that for now. Please give me any opinions.