My daughter is 17 and was just recently diagnosed with conduct disorder which I think is ridiculous. She just came home from the detention center after a few month stay in a group home. She has never had a friend more than a week, she cuts herself, makes up the worst lies ever and is verbally aggressive. My son is 14 and has AS and he is textbook, very mild mannered, shy and speaks his mind. Very logical, etc etc. So I keep wondering if she has been overlooked so to speak. The social part with her I believe come with the lies. Like she wants to talk to this person and tries to relate. For example: She wants to talk to her counselor so she tells the counselor she was almost raped. She liked to talk to the drug and alcohol counselor and now he's treating her for addiction (which I don't believe). She runs away and tells everyone I beat her, when she found she's asked where the bruises are, so the next time she beats her face with a doorknob so she has bruises. Although these examples are extreme..but true, I see the lack of social cues and not knowing how to communicate, and its logical if you're going to tell people that she's abused, she should have proof. A better logical example is she wore my pants to school one day, they told her they were too long and she couldn't wear them again, so she cut them to fit her height. Maybe I'm grabbing at straws here, but I need to figure this out. If they're not going to diagnose her with something that is at least believable, I need to research ... get tips ... I'm just stuck and not sure where to go from here.