Well, we're stumped. Our difficult child, who has morphed from an ADHD diagnosis to a "mood disorder" diagnosis (doctor still won't call it bipolar), still has a <u>missing link</u>that we can't figure out. Despite being a bright younger child, her cognitive function continues to wane. Each year, she seems to fall further behind her peers. In recent years, the "fog" she's been in academically was attributed to ADHD or lack of focus. Now, we and the teachers agree that it's a processing problem - her short term memory seems to get worse every year. Further, her mood hasn't stabilized much while on the Abilify. It's still very unstable. I've heard that Lamictal is often used with Abilify as a stabilizer - anyone had success with these two? Back on the cognitive issues. We've done one EEG and it was normal. We have another 24 hour EEG scheduled, and hope to find something - anything. I'm hoping that someone out there has had experience with cognitive challenges and will help channel us in the right direction. We feel that this is our "missing link" and if we can figure this out, we'll have a real breakthrough, as difficult child is frustrated and tired of not being able to perform academically. Thanks in advance!