Hello everyone, I have been checking this site weekly for about 6 months and decided it was time to register. I have a difficult child who is 8. We adopted him when he was 4. He is actually our nephew that we did not know until the age of 4. He lived with his bio parents until the age of 3 and then he went into a foster home. His bio mom is Bipolar and schiczophrenic and his bio dad is ADHD. His bio brother is ADD. Before starting kindergarten we took him to a psychologist and had him tested. It was a 3 or 4 day test, only testing a few hours a day due to his age (4). We startd kindergarten and had behavior and academic issues so we took him to a psychiatrist at age 5. He was diagnosed with ADHD. He has been on Clonodine, Focalin, Vyvanse, Concerta at different times. Vyvanse made him angrier, Concerta made him depressed. We had changed doctors. last year and he thought he may have Reactive Attachment Disorder. He does fit some of the symptoms but not the physical hurting to my husband and myself. He has never even come close to that. He is currently on Intuniv 3 or 4 mg?; Adderal XR 20 mg and Risperdal 3 mg in the evening. difficult child shows the following personality: 1. Does not like the word "no". When told no sometimes throws large things, slams doors, lashes out by screaming or throwing something. 2. If told not to do something, most likely he is going to do it. 3. It is never his fault. 4. You cannot "force" him to do anything. 5. Does not like authority. 6. Always has to be doing something. 7. VERY bossy with friends, his way or no way. 8. Would live on sweets alone. 9. Constantly teases the dogs. 10. Sexually curious, have found magazines in his room. 11. Does not do well in school. Repeated first grade once and did not pass the 2nd time but they "placed him in 2nd grade" which he starts tomorrow. 12. Low self confidence in school. Does not feel his is smart. 13. Very jealous of older brother. 14. Very sweet and caring. 15. Likes the whole family to be together, doesn't like someone missing from the dinner table. 16. Very close with me. 17. Does not listen to me AT ALL. 18. When yelled at or corrected at a normal tone, wont look you in the eye and gets miserable. 19. If you try to force him to do something he doesn't want to do he has a "meltdown". Sorry this is so long, I could go on with my list for hours as I'm sure most of you could. We have a 504 (IEP) at school that we put into place at the end of last year. Does this sound like ODD and ADHD to you? Thank you. I looked at some other signatures and hope I did mine right. The personalities above are the ones he has even on the medication listed above. It was worse without the medications or on the other ones.