I had my [/i]appointment. with our therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)) last Wed. but she spent 60% talking about my difficult child's stuff. When I told her I had an appointment. with-a psychologist on Friday to possibly do an evaluation, her response was "Why do you think you need that done?" Uh, why??? because said difficult child threatened our sitter's life, threatened to jump out of a moving car, spent hours on edge, etc. etc. etc. Let's finally make sure nothing is going on underneath! So, she replied "Well, he's obviously ADHD...a less expensive option would be to get the medication, see if it works & if it does, you know what he's got". Are you kidding??? Isn't it ADD medications that can increase aggression in a kid with-BiPolar (BP) disorder? And, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't college students take ADD medications to focus & study better (in other words, they can do something for almost anyone). I mentioned social anxiety (which my difficult child definitely has) and how it looks like hyper-activity in kids but she was not having any of it. Mind you, she's never done any type of evaluation. I took him with-me to the psychologist & he sat in the waiting room for 1 1/2 hours playing his gameboy..and today I brought him in to see the psychologist himself, and he was there over an hour. No games this time. Whatever is going on with him, he certainly wasn't exhibiting any hyper-ness...he sat still, was attentive, answered the questions asked, was able to have a conversation about the worst of his behaviors, talked about what he had done & what came of it...I don't know. It just pisses me off that yet one more person (supposedly an authority) can look at a kid & diagnose him. If it was that easy, would we even be here?? Anyway, I was supposed to see her for my own mental health & all that did was stress me out! It was coming anyway...there were other signs before now that we should leave. New doctor wants to see my difficult child weekly...much better than every other week! And, is completely willing to work with-us financially to get him better care. I see that most here see a psychiatrist Found out too that a neuropsychologist is hard to come by here...I understand we only have one and it's hard to get in. We'll try this & see where it goes...can't be worse, can it?? (Please say no!!) Whew. I'm done. Thanks for listening!