I am so glad I found this place. I am new here and to this whole situation. My 5 ds was just diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and phonological disorder. I have had him in thearpy since he was 3 1/2 because we were having problems with him at home and at preschool. The first 1 1/2 of thearpy was a waste of time. The thearpist was not very informative and never talked to me about what she was doing with him in her office for an hour once a week! I finally pulled him out of there and took him somewhere else and I love the man he is seeing now. We have only been seeing him since Sept. And already have some answers. My son is very emotional and easily frustrated. It is like we have to tip toe around him so that we do not make him mad. If he gets mad or upset about something that is not going his way he lashes out into a fit. Crying and stomping yelling "I hate my family" I don't want a daddy or mommy or sister or whoever has made him made at the moment. He also hates himself. Is this normal of this age? He looks in the mirror and says he hates himself and he is ugly because he has freckles. He says he has no friends at school and everyone says he is mean and he can't help it. He even says he just wants to die sometimes or says he just wants us to live and not him. It hurts me so bad to hear my little boy talk like that. Although they diagnosed him with ODD I am not sure I believe he has that. Of course I am new to all this. He is not really diefant. He just does not listen when told to to something. We have to tell him over and over and over until we get ill with him and end up yelling which makes him freeze up and start crying and throwing a fit like some one is killing him. He is hardly ever happy he always seems to be upset about something and his favorite word is HATE. But yet when he is in a good mood he is so lovey and almost anoyingly kissy. LOL I could go on and on. I am just wondering if anyone who has a child with ODD, ADHD can relate or have similar problems that I can relate to. Or if you can shed some light on the ODD thing.