My difficult child is 3 years old. He has epilepsy and anxiety issues. The psychiatrist feels he has severe separation anxiety and maybe social anxiety. He is going for a formal assessment at a partial hospitalization program hopefully next week. We are just waiting for an opening. But I have been lurking here and hope we can get some advice to carry us thru in the meantime. difficult child was an easy baby as far as temperment goes. He slept thru the night at 1 week old. Transitions were a breeze. The pediatrician used to say he was so easy going he had to toughen up a little so people didn't walk all over him in life. Since he was diagnosed with epilepsy he has been thru extensive medical workups and hospitalizations. We have been thru multiple drugs that didn't work. Then he started lamictal and our world as we knew it was over. The seizures are at the best control ever but the anxiety kicked in. Our first experience was when difficult child at 2 1/2 started throwing chairs in a Dr's office waiting room between him and myself. He was in a complete melt down. Before this I never saw a violent episode. Since then everything has continued downhill. We started seeing a psychologist who feels the anxiety has been worsened by the death of our beloved dog. difficult child now hits and kicks violently at times of separation...bedtime...time for daycare. This occurs daily. He is also more angry since the dog died. Everything makes sense but we just don't know what to do about the behavior. Our psychologist is on a leave of absence, the psychiatrist referred us to the partial program and we are on a waitlist. The other day difficult child was was so violent at Home Depot I put him unrestrained in his carseat and sat in front and he climbed over the seats to continue hitting me. Tonite was a good night. After 3 hours of calmly returning him to bed and lots of praise about how good he was doing the anxiety kicked in too much and he began the rampage I was calmly walking up the steps and he ran from me so out of control he ran into a wall and actually cut his forehead. I am so at a loss as to what to do at this point for the out of control behavior. It is getting to the point of hurting himself and us. I want to help him so desperately and I feel lost in the healthcare system right now. Any suggestions would be helpful.