A 38-year-old member asked:
How can i cure oppositional defiant disorder?
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Pediatrics 41 years experience
You can not: Odd is a disorder, not a disease, therefore, sorry, no cure.However with proper behavioral intervention, targeting positive responses, and parent training we could curtail the symptoms that are the hallmark of this disorder.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?
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Psychiatry 24 years experience
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What is oppositional defiant disorder(odd)?
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Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Severe Defiance: Odd is sometimes seen as something that any child could have. However, the diagnois should only be used with kids who have a long history (at least 6 months) of problems with severe defiance, arguing, temper outbursts, and a lack of taking responsibility for his/her actions, among other symptoms. These problems must cause significant impairment of functioning for the diagnosis to be made.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What is oppositional defiant disorder?
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Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Toublemakers: More a cluster of symptoms than a disease. Hallmarks are argumentative (esp with authority), deliberately annoys others, easily annoyed themselves, & spiteful. Parents may say he's "fine until he's told no" and "thinks he's the boss". I jokingly call arguing their hobby and that they are allergic to the words "no" and "responsibility". Can be very impairing, frustrating and difficult to treat.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?
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Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Negative behavior: Oppositional defiant disorder is a usually first diagnosed in childhood. It is represented by a pattern (lasting at least 6 months) of hostile, defiant, and negativistic behavior. A child with this disorder might often lose his/her temper, argue with adults, defy or refuse to comply with adults' requests or rules, deliberately annoy people, blame others for his/her mistakes or misbehavior, etc.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
How do you know if your child has oppositional defiant disorder?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Evaluation: When a child seems to have problems with authority all the time, this diagnosis is a possibility. It often is found in kids with add/adhd as well. The best way is to have him evaluated by a psychologist. Their testing can clarify and diagnose this.
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