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My nine-year-old believes no one has 'authority' over him. He refuse to do anything he does not want to do.
He is taking Straterra for ADHD, which was helping a great deal until he refused to take it (about three weeks ago too). His pediatrician told me to pick my battles, use carrots (bribery) and referred him to a psychiatrist. We have 5 weeks of school left, and I just want to get him through until summer.
Questions: What will a psychiatrist screen him for? Is this a stage, or does it sound like a disorder? Are there any parents out there whose child has a conduct disorder?