difficult child 2's mom took difficult child 2 to the psychiatrist today to *try* to get him on a mood stabilizer. He is currently taking 5mg Zyprexa and Welbutrin (don't remember the dosage). This is a different psychiatrist than he's seen, but at the same facility. The last psychiatrist (in the same facility) put him on Welbutrin because the kid can't wake up. Period. No exaggeration. So, difficult child 2's mom talks to the psychiatrist about Lamictal and he doesn't really like that medication. Apparently, he's seen the SJ rash in one case and so now he doesn't like it for anyone. What does he do? He prescribes Seroquel 100mg. In addition the Zyprexa. The kid is never going to wake up. And the doctors TELL the parents that these medications are mood stabilizers. Ummmm....NO. It's an AP. Why do they do that??? And why do they insist on using only AP's (and AD's) when he has bipolar??? The side effect profiles are ugly and they haven't even tried a mood stabilizer on this kid yet. I had an IEP meeting at the exact same time of his appointment or I would have gone, too. When this medication doesn't work (cause I have no hopes that he's going to be able to function on it), I'm going to go to the next one.