I am here because I am the mother of a 9 year old daughter who was diagnosed with anxiety and co-morbid ADHD about a year and a half ago. She is currently seeing a psychiatrist and a psychologist who are treating her (mostly for the anxiety portion). When we first began seeing the doctors it was summer and there was no school - things seemed to improve quickly and people started saying that they saw a change in my daughter. Now that school is fully underway things are falling apart at the seams again. A large portion of the problem is that she has a very hard time functioning in a social situation, yet she wants to be social and have a lot of friends. She started in a new school this year and at the beginning had a lot of friends and kids were seeking her out to play etc. Now that her "true colors" have begin to shine through she is losing friends, having trouble in extracurricular activities and she/we is/are in a major downward spiral. She is very bright and thus far her diagnoses have not interfered with her learning, but they are interfering with just about every other aspect of her life and they are taking a toll on our family. Her doctors have talked about medication and I think that it may be time to move forward with that. I am exhausted. Ever since she was born I have tried to figure this child out but have never been able. I just want to enjoy my daughter and get our family back to happy status but am not sure that medication is the answer or not.