So we are starting Play therapy with a new psychologist we had to do some more testing etc... he immediately jumps on the Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) (which is not an official diagnosis). He treats most of the Autism kids in this area... so we talk and I keep saying well we are looking into a Psychiatrist and he says Oh you wont need that we can take care of everything through here!?!?!!? He did finally mention another psychiatrist about 2 hours away at a hospital. Then I remind him I am going to see my pediatrician in 2 days and I am going to re-evaluation with her and see what is up. I also kept reminding him that I was there not for the diagnosis but to work on play therapy for difficult child after he evaled her. He then tells me after our next meeting that he would like to suggest to pediatrician to start her on, RISPERDAL!?!?!? I was like what the frick are you talking about??? I kept my cool, and just listened. He is convinced she has Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Which I would accept if he had actually spent time with her! So I said can we just have an apt to talk once more and then you actually start some "therapy" with difficult child??? He said OK. I told him I wasn't to interested in medications, just yet. I also wasn't interested in some diagnosis from someone who wasn't a psychiatrist. I also said what about her possible Early Onset Bi-Polar (EOBP)??? He went on about the difficulty of diagnosis'ing at such a young age...which I understand, but it seems hard to correctly diagnosis Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) also!!! So we are going to give it one more try with him, he is supossed to be actually good with the kids So then we saw the pediatrician the next day and she agreed with what I felt, but of course she was not up to date on what was going on... had not really had a chance to read what the new evaluation's said. My angel's were tired and fighting horribly, difficult child started stomping on easy child's leg in the room!!! I almost started crying. That was when pediatrician. asked me about respite!!! I started crying and said I had not had a day off in months... no family, etc, who can you trust??? How do you even start the process??? What would I even do???LOL Well she agreed with waiting to medicate, difficult child is doing well in school, even is my life is falling apart, I don't think she quite realised how bad it is! But we are sticking with the Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) and the AD/HD for now and we will see how treatment goes in the next 6 weeks... then we will re-evaluation. I said well school wont be a problem for awhile, but what about my family??? She said lets just go slowly and see how this goes. She thinks there are some other things going on but wants to be patient... I also don't think she realises how long we have been working on treatment on our own. But next time I will bring husband and the video of the explosion and hopefully we will be doing better.... sigh. She also said wait until next apt to pursue the psychiatrist... Things have actually been OK but I have had to limit all sensory stimulus outside of doctor apts., school and quick store trips. Nothing else, that is the only way I can limit the explosions right now. What a life. But she is still depressed, and hyper beyond all comprehension. Some days I can't keep up. SORRY once again for the LONG novel.... thanks for any input... I do feel good about waiting and giving the 6 weeks a go. And her Occupational Therapist (OT) is going really great!!! One more good thing my BFF called and insisted that next week if husband is in town she is driving up here and spending the night and giving us an actual date night!!! I actually trust her!!!