I met with intern psychiatric again today to cover some of difficult child's history (we got thru 1 of 3 years LOL). I'm glad- I think he needs to know the whole story. Anyway, he talked about anxiety and depression for a minute and said that insurance cos seem to always stress that they are ALWAYS two completely different things because they can sell more pills that way. But, he says, look at it like this....(and he draws this on the board) depression ______________________________________ anxiety ______________________________________ then, he circled the area where they overlap and said think about the common feelings (doubt, negativity about self, lack of confidence, etc) He asked if I saw what he meant. I said yes, I think I've been there! He said he had, too, but the point was that sometimes there isn't a real distinguishable difference between these two things, so sometimes tdocs/psychiatrists might see things and say things differently because the kid (or any person) is in that "overlap" place, while we as parents might just be noticing what we think are signs of anxiety (or depression) alone. I found that interesting since there was a thread a few days ago about what constitutes true anxiety to a therapist/psychiatrist. I will have to look at it differently and see if I notice an "overlap" the next time difficult child appears to have anxiety about something.