Hi ev1! I need ev1's opinion on the psychiatric that we saw today. Some of you may know my story but for those who don't here it is. My ds (9) has been having trouble in school for a few yrs now esp w reading/writing/spelling. He was diagnosis'd by school last yr with a reading disablility. He does talk alot and does do many things impulsively so there are signs of ADD. However, it is my opinion that that can be also signs of other things too. He does need instructions to be simplified and repeated on occasion. He does scream and tell us "no" on occasion but hey we are talking about a 9yo. He reacts to some situations in a strange way. I should actually say he overreacts. He gets it in his head he either will or WON't do something and that is how it's going to be. But all this is only on occasion-not all the time. So, after a year of wondering and back and forth convos with the pediatrician dr we have been referred to psychiatric. *Keep in mind that ins won't pay for neuropysch testing. They give you XX# of visits with psychiatric dr but not with neuropsychologist. Doesn't cover any testing for educational/ADD or so on* So today we went to reg psychiatric dr. First off, he didn't formally introduce himself. I have been to doctors (physicians mind you) that for the most part start off with "Hi I am ___ and you are __" and then shake your hand and escort you to the room. He just said "Hi you must be __. We are going this way." So then, he really didn't talk much to ds. He talked to me, looked through papers from school and others I had composed about symptoms and then talked a bit more about ADD/ODD/and other stuff. DS was totally bored!!! We left after 1 1/2 hrs with a questionnaire to fill out and another appointment next week. So, my long-winded way to my question is this-Should I go back? Is this someone you would feel is appropriate for you? Is it expected that he should talk to ds? Should ds be bored? Should I give it one more time THEN decide? Should I have gone straight to the neuropsychologist and say screw the ins.? Any and all opinions are welcome. I just want another view on this. Thank you.