I can't tell you all how glad I am to have found this wonderful comfort zone. I have a 4 1/2 year old son by my husband, and a almost 6 yr. old daughter from a sd (sperm donor). My son is my problem. I haven't had a chance to get him evaluated exstensively but was evaluated once but a learning center group. He was diagnosis as social ...man, i can't even remember what it's called. Anyway, the little I've read about ODD sounds JUST like him. we have our ok days and our bad days. I'm just so tired of the constant battles. Everything is an argument and it's so emotionally draining all I wanna do is sleep sleep sleep so I don't have to deal with it. I have depression and anxiety and was on celexa daily. Was on zoloft while pregnant with him, and smoked. I don't deal with stress well at all and every six months or so end up sick because my body doesn't like it. In my family there are alot of personality disorders, severe depression, alcoholism, drug abuse. On his dad's side, there's more mild depression, his dad has some anger issues. his g/f is a sociopath. dad also was drug abuser in earlier years. no alcoholism that i'm aware of. Now, i have some questions on your abbreviations.... what is: difficult child, psychiatrist, husband, iep, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)??