Just joining this blog, have not ever done this before, not sure what to expect. Guess I should give brief backround. I have 2 daughters my 17 yr old was diagnosted at 12, before that there was many tests, meds, docs, therapys, the list goes on, we saw something different around 3 yrs. She always wanted total control, very bad and very long tantrums, some lasting an hr some days 10 or more per day. Went to pre-school and is in regular school now with IEP. She talks, very outgoing, liked being with others (kids and adults), avarage school work, struggles with math. It didn't seem like autism to me, they said she was mild. What we've always had was someone that was difficult and challenging. Picky about cloths, foods, now about her looks and hair. Arguementative, angry, defiant, no anger control, very little empathy towards others. Like I said tried traditional meds, tried homeopathic meds, tried 2 therapists, horse riding (still in that), problem is nothing has helped with the problems, now at 17 she refuses any more therapy as she says it's done nothing for her, she won't talk to anyone about her problems and she rarely admits to have any problems to begin with.