I've been reading this forum for some time and felt that maybe I can get some good ideas and information on what's happening with dss. I was thinking of posting to a forum geared towards school/learning disabilities but couldn't find one. I'm looking for information on antidepressants and their uses. We were just informed that dss was put on this drug and that he will be going to a behavioral clinic to be tested. dss is five and has had some problems at school/daycare, spitting, kicking, and yelling. dh sees him once a month because we live in a different state and dss will visits us a couple of times a year. When he is with us he tries to act out but we usually stop it right away with time out and talking to him about his outburst and why it happened. dss is very me oriented and has difficulty being told what to do, which is very understandable since his mom has said that she gives him whatever he wants. We have also been informed by dss that he gets spanked and he has had his mouth washed out with soap when his mom gets mad at him. dss is very smart and according to his teacher he is right where he needs to be with his learning. When dh visits he usually volunteers in dss class and dss is very well behaved and on point. dh and I are not happy with this new development of him being medicated. We are so frustrated and know we really can't do anything but gather information and present it to his mom. This might be the start of a very scary trend of medicating dss to make it easer for everyone else. There is so much more that I want to write about dss and his sad situation but it's to hard to put into words. Any help will be greatly appreciated.