This afternoon I'm meeting with my son's psychiatrist. This is when we find out what the shrink thinks is going on, and what treatment might help. We'll be discussing medication, something I'd been against until recently and still am reluctant to use (for my son, that is, I know it's exactly what some people need, including me in the past). We first saw the psychiatrist thinking that difficult child had severe ADHD, but from the questions it sounds like he's leaning towards a diagnosis of mood disorder, too -- which makes sense. My understanding (based mostly on what I've read here!) is that that's much harder to treat mood disorders when there's ADHD involved, too. I'm suddenly nervous!