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Doctor insights on: Aspergers And Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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What is oppositional defiant disorder?

What is oppositional defiant disorder?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Rachel Metheny
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Definition)

The primary symptoms of odd include angry outbursts, deliberately annoying others, irritability, arguing with authority figures, blaming, and refusing to follow rules and expectations. For a child or adolescent to be diagnosed with odd, these emotional/ behavioral problems must cause significant difficulties in important areas of functioning, such as academics, ...Read more


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What is ?Oppositional defiant disorder ?

What is ?Oppositional defiant disorder ?

Defined: Odd is classified as one of the beharioral disorders in the dsm-iv. It is characterized by defiance, argumentative, difficulty with authority figures, can be vindictive, blames others for their mistakes, loses temper easily, deliberately annoys others, to name a few. These characteristics or symptoms need to be present for 6 months. Doesn't typically respond to meds. ...Read more

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What is an oppositional defiant disorder?

ODD : These patients refuse to follow adult rules, hold grudges, blame others for their mistakes, are easily anoyed by others and annoy those around them. For the full DX list see the apa website . ...Read more

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What is oppositional defiant disorder(odd)?

What is oppositional defiant disorder(odd)?

Defiant to Authority: Oppositional defiant disorder - DX of youth with 4 of he following: do not follow the directions of adults and are hostile and disobedient toward authority figures, youth may lose temper, argue with adults, annoy people or be easily annoyed, be spiteful or vindictive. It occurs more often than seen among youth of similar age and it interferes with functioning. Trauma may be source of disorder. ...Read more

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How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?

Behaviorally: Here is a dvd which will help: http://www.Amazon.Com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?Url=search-alias%3daps&field-keywords=the+20+minute+behavioral+miracle. ...Read more

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How often do you see oppositional defiant disorder in girls?

How often do you see oppositional defiant disorder in girls?

Can be fairly common: The frequency of oppositional defiant disorder can vary depending on the study, with some studies reporting rates of 2% and others up to 15%. It is generally noted that rates are higher in boys before puberty, but then become more equal in adolescence. ...Read more

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Tell me more about oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder?

A bad kid!: At the least, this might have been what folk would call him/her. Odd has to last awhile and is about the very negative attitude held and expressed by the person. I'd imagine it overlaps a lot and often with cd. Here's a good bit of info on odd: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/oppositional_defiant_disorder good luck. ...Read more

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If an aggressive child has oppositional defiant disorder is it possible they will grow out of it?

If an aggressive child has oppositional defiant disorder is it possible they will grow out of it?

It depends: The younger that aggressive and oppositional symptoms are seen between the ages of 5 and 13, the more likely it is that it will last a lifetime if appropriate treatment is not given. Conduct problems that begin in adolescence and are not severe, often end in adolescence. Treatment for the first group is often family therapy, skill building, multi-agency case management, and intensive services. ...Read more

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Can oppositional defiant disorder subside with age or is it something that can carry into adulthood?

Can oppositional defiant disorder subside with age or is it something that can carry into adulthood?

Either: Usually a diagnosis of childhood that subsides with age. However, some people carry at least some of the symptoms into adulthood. We all know people frequently fighting "the man", who buck authority, refuse to take personal responsibility. It's always someone else's fault. Often when i see children with odd i notice similar behaviors in his or her parents. ...Read more

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Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?

Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?

About 1 in 16: 25% of children who have oppositional defiant disorder develop conduct disorder, and 25 to 40% of those children go on to develop antisocial personality disorder. According to loeber, r, et al (1985) journal of abnormal child psychology, 21, 377-410 and zocccolillo, m., et al (1992) psychological medicine, 22, 971-986. ...Read more

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