Our difficult child was admitted yesterday for residential psychiatric treatment. This week has been one of the worst in my life. I found these boards this morning and I'm grateful for their existence. I am filled with self-doubt. Did we do the right thing by sending him to a residential program? Will he recover? What if the place turns out to be awful? How will we know? I was warned to expect an adrenaline crash after he left. I had no idea how debilitating an adrenaline crash could be. I feel tremendous ennui, weakness in all my muscles, and a lack of interest in anything but ice cream and Doritoes. I wish that psychiatric medicine didn't feel so much like throwing spaghetti at the wall.