My son is 10yrs. old. He was diagnosed with ADHD. at the age of 6. He has a learning disability, as well as ODD. He’s been on conserta for a few years now. I have a great tutor, and I’m in close contact with all is teachers, especially his special ed. teacher. His biggest issues, is his ODD, and his lack of emotional regulations. He’s been suspended from school, and has problems making, and keeping friends. He has epic breakdowns at home, mostly because I won’t give in to him, or if I discipline him for his behavior. He will lash out at me, say horrible things to me, and throw things about in these rages. Honestly it’s like he turns into a totally different child. When he calms down, he’s always profusely sorry, but it’s getting harder, harder to bounce back from these episodes. I love our pediatrician he’s caring, and always listens to my concerns. The last appointment he increased his Concerta, and added 1 mg. Generic intuniv. The last few weeks he’s done great, he even earned his Friday snacks 2 weeks in a row. After school today, he was upset because I wouldn’t let him play basketball up at his school, it was cold and rainy out. He had another epic breakdown. Of course I tried to calm him down before it got to that point, but he just can’t be calmed down. He called me names, told me he hated me numerous times, thrashed things out in his room. I try not to take it personally, most of the time he’s a loving little boy, and we have a close bond. I just am so worried that when he gets older I won’t be able to control him. I’m supposed to start behavioral therapy, but have yet to find one close to our area, and one that takes our insurance. I’m just so frustrated, I have no life outside of my son. Not to mention his dad is a constant source of stress. I’m in therapy, and I finally caved, and got on antidepressants. Ugh, sorry for rambling on Ana on. I just am not having a Good Friday night.