U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can i cure oppositional defiant disorder?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
A good book: Try the e-book, on kindle-parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist. Good luck.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Meds VS Therapy: Behavior therapy would be the most effective one. Some medications such as stimulant or Tenex (guanfacine) are helpful. Consult clinician in the local area.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is oppositional defiant disorder(odd)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is oppositional defiant disorder?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do you know if your child has oppositional defiant disorder?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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.

Related questions

A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 29-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.