I am somewhat irritated that both the psychiatrist and therapist do not believe that the medication has actually been helping difficult child. They think it is only the structure of the psychiatric hospital that did it and nothing else. Well- he is home and so far is still doing just as well. He got 100% on his incentive sheet at school yesterday. He is able to talk and reason with me. When I got home from work he was sitting there doing his homework! When the Lamictal was added...difficult child eventually starting coming out of his depression. He said that he thought the medications were working and that he felt lighter and really different. He then told everyone about his racing thoughts and problems he felt relating to people. After the addition of the Zyprexa his racing thought went away and he was able to read and concentrate for the first time that I can remember! In the past I was upset because all anyone would give him were stimulants and anti depressants and those never worked...even made things worse. No one listened to me then. Now that he is on Lamictal and Zyprexa and he is doing so much better, they are still not listening. We are going to wait awhile and make no medication adjustments to see if he will go backwards now that the structure of the psychiatric hospital is gone. Has not happened yet. Still...it upsets me because we are almost due for a Lamictal dosage increase and I am afraid that if we do not keep increasing it on schedule that he might eventually have mood instability because of that and not because the structure has changed. Why won't psychiatrists or therapist believe the parents? Are there some out there who do? Maybe I should ask if the Lamictal can be increased as previously planned, and we can wait on the other medications to see what happens. I want to keep this kid in the stable place he is right now. I wish we could be on the same page...keep him stable. If it is not the Lamictal that is helping, then he will become unstable whether we increase the dose or not. If it is the Lamictal then he has more of a chance at maintaining this stability. Advice?