My difficult child had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Up until now nothing has helped his depression. With his hospitalization he ended up on zoloft, wellbutrin and lamictal. His depression is now under control, but he is still having several other symptoms. Now that he is not depressed, his ODD has gone away, and he is talking about his other problems. One of the issues is that he is now in a different hospital and since they never saw the depression, they don't believe he was ever depressed. They keep wanting to remove his medications. It is time to titrate up the Lamictal and they do not want to. It has been a constant argument about the fact that this combination is actually helping. difficult child says he still has the following problems. He reporting that he is flooded with thoughts and this causes him to have shut downs. He reports getting opposing thoughts and having sensitivity to over stimuli. He is unable to relax mentally. It is like there are too many programs running at the same time. He reports that two parts of his brain seem to be fighting with each other. He states that he can talk to people, but can't relate to them. He often feels misunderstood. He says that it is hard for him to understand what people are saying when he makes eye contact, because it is too much information for him. He says that he only gets 20 % of information if he makes eye contact. The psychiatrist at this hospital says that this is probably why in the past he got an ADD diagnoses, but she does not believe he has ADD. She says it might be something else that is evolving that we can't diagnose yet. She thinks something is wrong with his thinking and that he might also be Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified. She started him on Zyprexa to see if it will improve any of the symptoms and if it does switch him to abilify. She still keeps wanting to remove the other medications. difficult child does not want them removed because he is finally not feeling depressed after many horrible years. Any opinion of all of this? I know that you can't make diagnoses....just curious what you all think, or if you have seen any of these symptoms before in your difficult child's that have different diagnoses.