I picked up difficult child from his girlfriend's house tonight and he was in a foul mood. He said he was NOT going to stay on his lithium. When I told him he had to, he said "When I'm 18, I'm going off of it." I told him that as long as he's in our house, he's on it. He argued and finally said that he'd seen some psychopath who had uncontrollable anger issues, and couldn't feel anything (a bit of a conflict there--is he angry or not?) and lithium helped him to feel. I said that is not true. If you're a psychopath, you're born that way and drugs won't change it. He said "I'm not a psychopath!" and I said, "Of course not. Why do you say that?" "Because I'm taking lithium. How would it make you feel if you were in a mental hospital and were stuck with-it?" I said that just because someone else is taking it doesn't mean he can't take it at a different dose for a different reason. What if the psycho has a headache and takes aspirin? Does that mean you won't ever take aspirin any more? I also told him that not all psychopaths are violent killers. I just helped put one in jail (the one who stole Cousin P's investments) and he's not violent. I said it's a spectrum. And behaviors can be taught. "Oh, so now you're an expert. I don't CARE!" I had him sit down at the kitchen table with-husband and we talked for oh, 15 seconds ... and husband was trying to be serious but he also couldn't help it and said, "The psycho is eating steak. No more steak!" (Don't you just love MEN?) Then they talked about football.I am not making this up. They talked about FOOTBALL. (Don't you just love MEN? WAit, I already said that ... ) I think difficult child got the message. Don't think it made him feel a whole lot better but I will definitely bring it up with-therapist and psychiatrist. by the way, I don't watch TV so I *think* that's the show he was watching. Anyone here know what it was?