Earlier today someone asked in another post if the child was tired after a meltdown/episode/whatever you call it. I can't seem to find that post but I was curious as to why you would ask that? Ok, so what just happened: Playing wii (together) he leans on my leg with his elbows so I say (calmly, playfully) "ow bud, that hurts, be careful!" He threw his controller and said "FINE YOU PLAY ALONE!" and then proceeds to dig his elbows into my leg on purpose, pushing them, hitting them etc. So I say (still calmly but not playful anymore) "Bud, stop, that really hurts!" Then starts screaming and crying about how I think he's stupid (of course I don't, bud), I hate him (I love you bud), I am always mean to him (I'm sorry you feel that way), etc. I don't know what to do during these so I tend to respond to a few things then let him go because otherwise it will turn into him arguing you don't love me, you always say i'm stupid (which I have never said), you always hate me! During the screaming and crying he'll usually lay down on the couch, and within about 10 minutes of laying down he's out cold, by the time he finally lays down he's not screaming anymore but almost always still crying. After the initial anger surge he's not physical and wants to sit by himself not be touched, etc. Right now he's curled up in a box (his "dog house" when he plays puppy) sound asleep. I honestly never thought anything of it, I know these things wear ME out, I'm sure they wear him out too but when I saw him sleping I remembered someone asking about that earlier and was just curious as to why? Maybe something I need to be looking into....or maybe nothing, who knows! I did want to add that these episodes have significantly decreased since starting Abilify! We used to doing this at least once a day, sometimes more if he woke up before bed time or on the weekends. But this is the first one in over a week, which is great, but still frustrating.