Hi all, Yesterday we got a call from the psychiatist's office...He had a cancellation and could see us in the afternoon. We rounded up a babysitter for easy child (a dear friend left her gathering with relatives who had just arrived from out of town to babysit--good friend) and off we went. So, the new psychiatrist seemed very good. We have been trying to get in for months and didn't have a scheduled appointment until the end of January. After difficult child's hypomanic episode Friday night, we really needed this appointment. Anyway, the dr. basically said he highly suspects early onset bipolar disorder, in addition to all the other stuff we already have diagnosis'd. I feel weird saying this, but I was so relieved. I've felt awful lately because in my gut this is what I have suspected and it has felt terrible to leave it untreated. My husband, who makes denial an art form, was taken completely off guard, but is coming around today. The psychiatrist offered us a choice of Abilify or Trileptal. husband and I did some reading and husband clearly preferred Trileptal, so I can go with that. We need to try something and if it isn't a good fit, move on from there. I am just glad that someone is finally moving us forward.