Hi everyone! Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Kathleen, I'm 4o, a stay at home mom, married for 18 years to my husband, 46, an engineer, my (easy child)daughter is 15 and my (difficult child) son is 12. He was diagnosed ADHD in kindergarten and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified, bipolar last year. We've had quite the ride over the last 12 years. He's been out of school since the first week of December because he has been disruptive, not working and being inappropriate since Thanksgiving. Turns out he was having an "episode" and his psychiatrist felt it was best to keep him home until we could get him stable. After 2.5 weeks, we're almost there, which is a BIG relief for me as I'm almost all spent! He's been taken off his stimulant as it was "ramping" him up more. As a result, he's on Zyprexa and Topomax. Due to financial reasoning, we had to stop counseling, but we get "counseling" from the psychiatrist, as well as medications. I'm so glad I found this site as I've felt all alone and no one seems to understand my situation. After reading some of the posts, I think I've found what I've been looking for...people who will understand and support each other.