My 14 year old son was diagnosed three years ago with aspergers, adhd,and depression by a psychologist. Later he was admitted to the child and family therapy unit for 5 weeks as he used to become extremely violent due to things that happened in his past and also trying to deal with aspergers. Before going in to see the psychiatrist I reminded my son to look at the psychiatrist as a sign of respect. Unfortunately to my dismay the psychiatrist within a few minutes of seeing my son turned around and said he didn't have aspergers but had a control issue and depression. Bad mistake telling my son to look at him and to sit still! No other investigation was carried out about his asperger tendency. He did not even look at the 10 pages of A4 size paper I had written stating all of my sons strange tendencies. His violent outbursts subsided and being in a sterile environment away from the outside world helped him manage better but back at home trying to deal with all his anxieties, fears etc he reverted backwards. I went to a local child psychiatrist to get him help for his aspergers as I was told the psychologist report that I had was not acceptable if I wanted to apply for extra aid for school etc. But due to the other hospital psychiatrist filling in his report stating my son suffered from a control issue and depression and nothing on his asperger problem the psychiatrist said that he didn't have aspergers according to the hospital psychiatrist and again nothing further was looked into. He just upped his medication which does not help anyway. I was told by someone in the hospital that it is going to be difficult to get a doctor to go against the opinion of another doctor. There are no other child psychiatrists anywhere near us that I can take my son to for assessment. The closest I was told is two and a half hours away. My son really needs professional help as he locks himself away in his room all day playing his computer, as he says he can be in his own world where he can feel safe. He has recently started to lose his temper again in a big way especially if I take his computer away. He says he knows he needs help but no one will help him deal with his problems. The social worker tries to reason with him as if he is an average type child which frustrates my son immensely as he does not get it and he knows he is expected to. has anyone else had the problem of getting their child diagnosed? Any suggestions on where to turn to have him officially diagnosed will be greatly appreciated. We live in the wide bay area Queensland.