I drove to difficult child's new psychiatric appointment. with-a diff dr. today. It was just info gathering between me and the dr, and ins. stuff. He is a psychologist (if you recall, my trek into to find an alternate neuropsychologist led me straight back to the same dr who said that difficult child was "just" ADHD and the poor eye contact was ADHD and only did a short interview and no testing). This new dr specializes in spectrum disorders (bipolar and Asperger's). I think it's cool that he does both because one of difficult children' distinctive characteristics is rages, and I can't tell which is which. Just from my description, the dr. thinks it may be Asperger's and he gave me some handouts (in fact, he put an asterisk by the book he most recommended and it's my favorite--Miles and Southwick). I think he was going mostly on how difficult child didn't "get it" when he broke into the S's and took the mom's panties. First off, the fact that difficult child took the entire drawer and 2nd, that he didn't get why his friend, S, wouldn't be his friend any more, that he didn't understand how it would affect her. I couldn't explain to difficult child all the nuances, so I just told him that one or two pr of her panties were in the bunch that he grabbed. He understood that. The dr said he sees a fair amt of Aspies and of those who collects ladies' panties (and get caught), about one a yr. Of course, the dr asked about difficult child's bmom and bdad. He dismissed the bdad's use of pot (everyone does ... they're looking for birth trauma, mother's drug use, etc.) but he thought it was significant that the dad's history was to rise to the top every few yrs and crash. Now I can't recall what his comment was, darn. We're doing psychiatric and educational testing as soon as the ins. is cleared. I told him that difficult child is high functioning so he's probably going to fall through the cracks, plus, he makes good eye contact. Again, I hate to have anyone jump to conclusions. Gosh, this kid is time consuming!!!! Oh, the dr. mentioned that there is a TV show about 4 aspie guys who either work across the hallway or live across the hallway from a cute blonde. Any idea what the name of it is? I got lost on the way there and it's a 45-min drive if you know where you're going, plus, he was very fast paced, and now I have a roaring headache and just want to sleep. I've got dinner in the oven, and have to p/u difficult child at his "regular" psychiatric appointment in an hr. He's going to be grumpy---they're going to focus in on the police incident. Wish us luck!