Hi Everyone: I am new to the group, and just thought I would introduce myself. I am a single mom with an 8yr old girl. She was diagnosed 2 years ago with ODD, disthymic disorder(depression), and PTSD. Just recently she was rediagnosed with ADHD as well. She is on sertraline 25mg, risperidol - just increased to 1mg, and will be starting on aderall next weekend. I have seen an alarming increase in her physical outbursts recently, especially towards me, and I am getting bruises from her kicking me, as well as being hit, bit and objects thrown at me. She is also very verbal. Just recently she has started saying that she is going to kill herself. I just don't know how much of this is attention seeking behavior. I would appreciate any advice you may have about this, or how I could try and address this situation. Thanks for your support. I have learned some from reading other posts and realize there are alot of parents dealing with the same thing.