Hi everyone! I'm a newbie and my signature says most everything, but I wanted to add that Alexis has been off of her Risperdal since the beginning of this Summer due to the psychiatrist's concern about possible side effects. She seems to be doing pretty well as far as the bipolar goes with only some manic episodes, but nothing huge. The problem we're having is the ODD. I swear I could tell the child the sky is blue, and she'd argue with me and say it was purple just to argue. I'm feeling very run down, and overwhelmed with her, and I am at the point where nothing seems to help. We've punished, we've fussed, we've taken away privileges, we've promised and given positive rewards. She just seems not to care and my stress level is climbing unbelievably. Mostly because the majority of the behavior is directed at me. I'm wondering if it's common for a child with ODD to direct most of the anger onto one parent? I'm at the point where I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or hide.