I've belonged to the boards for years but I'm posting under a new name because sometimes people aren't very nice on the other boards and stalk posts to find out about people. My daughter is 12 and was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when she was 8. They added panic disorder when she was 10. Now she's 12, in 7th grade and having a very difficult time. She's taken zoloft for years but it's no longer working. We can't increase the dose because it causes agitation. We're waiting to have a psychological eval done and are meeting with a new psychiatrist this coming week to explore new medications and possibly a new diagnosis. The psychologist doing the eval observed her in school last spring, has rating scales completed by us and the school, and met her over the summer when we tried to get the eval done but DD was too anxious. She said at a recent PPT that her "working diagnosis" is somewhere on the spectrum on top of the anxiety. I forgot to mention that she was also diagnosed with SPD in 4th grade. This diagnosis makes sense in some ways but I'm wondering if anyone else has a child who was diagnosed at this age (or older). She is a very social girl who makes friends easily but has difficulty keeping them sometimes. She has black and white thinking and when she gets mad at someone she stays mad. I wish we could get a diagnosis and make a plan quickly but it just doesn't work that way. She was having such difficulty getting into school (meltdowns in the car etc) that she's on homebound until we get this all under control. Thanks for listening!