I am a bit nervous as we are seeing a new psychiatrist tomorrow. We got rid of our lousy kaiser insurance that had zero support for difficult child in terms of therapy of any kind. I want to try a stimulant for the inattentiveness. I realize that it might not work. But more importantly, I'm realizing that because of the anxiety, it could make a difficult situation worse. I'm not ready to try an AP (antipsychotic) at this point. Isn't that what they use for anxiety in these kids? What are some possiblities for our kids on the spectrum (or not) with anxiety and inattentiveness? If we could just get him to engage and focus just a little bit it would make such a difference in terms of school success. I'm worried about him passing third grade and even more worried about how he'll manage 4th. He's smart enough, but concentration is nonexistent. I think with CBT he could learn to manage the anxiety to some extent. I'm scared. I just want to try the stimulant by itself without adding a second medication but thinking it may not be possible. I sure wish there were easier answers.