I have been trying the recommended behavior modification at home for my GFG7. He has AD/HD (hyperactive type) along with ODD-Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I feel like my house is a battle zone lately. One minute my difficult child is absolutely WONDERFUL & SWEET. A minute later he can be explosive, angry, throwing things, tearing up his most prized possessions, and throws hour long tantrums . I feel like I have to walk on eggshells around him and I cannot control him. I can't handle the ODD on my own anymore. So I'm trying therapy with a specialist p-dr next week. My husband who is also AD/HD - ODD doesn't understand why I feel so depressed, helpless, and defeated (he's the stepfather but very much like my son). I have been reading all about AD/HD and ODD to try and help my difficult child the best I can. Now I see what my son deals with and I now when I discipline I am also FEELING the pain he is experiencing. I didn't even want to get out of bed yesterday after an 1.5 hour long battle the night before, no sleep the next morning. Feeling so depressed-defeated.