Hi, I was actually here briefly 2 years ago when my difficult child, Tuna, was diagnosis with ODD. Weeeeee're baaaack! )-: Now it's a diagnosis of Anxiety Disorder not otherwise specified & mood disorder. She started on Abilify 2mg & Remeron 15mg and we had a different kid overnight. It was great, we thought all our problems were solved. How dumb is that! That was last spring. Then summer hit, and it all went to pot. This year, first grade is going great - at school. The teachers can't believe she's the same kid who had such troubles last year. But, home is a different story. I cannot believe the way she reacts to us! She is so hateful in her speech - and, it's over the littlest things: asking her if she wants milk or juice for dinner, telling her she needs to get a bath, praising her brother in front of her. It's also completely inconsistent! We've yet to find any kind of commonality in the things that set her off. I feel like the worst mother alive because, even though I know that most of this is beyond her control, I still blame her & avoid being around her. We've gotten in with a good counselor to help us with our parenting skills, but her psychiatrists are a joke! My husband lost his job right after her diagnosis in the spring, so now we're on the state medical insurance plan and their providers are so understaffed & overwhelmed that it's not like we're getting great care. And, I don't even know what to ask for half the time, in terms of services. Anyway, I'm not sure exactly what I'm asking for, or what I'm expecting. I just thought it might help to know that I'm not alone. So, thanks for reading this.