Hello! I am new to the forum. I stumbled onto the site while doing a google search while I'm at home waiting for my SO to get home with our difficult child (7, adhd, odd,cd, possible cobd). Over the last couple of months we had been seeing an escalation in difficult child's oppositional and aggressive tendencies which culminated into two days of him acting out violently towards another child and my SO and myself. He was admitted inpatient on friday night and is coming home tonight. They changed/increased medications, now he will be taking stratterra, risperidone, and clonidine. We had a family meeting with the doctor today which was hard to swallow. The doctors prognosis included such phrases: will be hard to comply to societal rules, will require behavior modified classroom, in home care, residential treatment, genetics is playing a dominant factor (father of difficult child is incarcerated, ADHD, Bipolar), and is/will not be easy to parent throughout development. I guess I'm just looking for other sources of ideas and support to continue in the battle we've already been diligently fighting day in and day out (my SO MUCH longer than I have as she is mother). Ironically this is the first time in my life I've been entirely grateful of my own mental illness (bipolar, adhd, childhood Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)) as I hope that my life experience and knowledge is something I'll be able to answers in and be an example for our difficult child. So, I look forward to sharing with you all and hope to gain as well as give through this forum.