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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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Dr. Rachel Metheny
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Definition)

A condition in which a child or adolescent displays an ongoing pattern of an angry or irritable mood, defiant or argumentative behavior, and vindictiveness toward people in authority. The child's behavior often disrupts the child's normal daily activities, including activities within the ...Read more


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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's: Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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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

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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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How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?

How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?

Therapy: Individual and family therapy. Individual counseling for your child may help him or her learn to manage anger and express feelings in a healthier way. Family counseling may help improve your communication and relationships, and help members of your family learn how to work together. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?

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. ...Read more

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How can I get my son help for oppositional defiant disorder?

How can I get my son help for oppositional defiant disorder?

Can Be Difficult: This usually requires a therapy or counseling setting in which your son will see someone individually, and then there would be additional family sessions with either the same therapist or a different therapist. Non-medication therapies are usually the treatment of choice. Occasionally, medications will be used if the person with odd has particularly severe temper outbursts. ...Read more

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What does an oppositional defiant disorder person look like?

Oppositional looks: They look like everyone else. There is no physical characteristic that is different. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms occur with 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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Three effects of oppositional defiant disorder on other people?

Effects of ODD: I am not sure this has been researched systematicly. So I am not sure there are just three. But oppostional people turn off their neighbors family and coworkers. They do not get promoted. They may get fired. They do not get invitations to parties and social events. ...Read more

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What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Would a person with oppositional defiant disorder know he even had it?

Would a person with oppositional defiant disorder know he even had it?

ODD: Many will not know they have a disorder because they believe every else is wrong. 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 the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

What is the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

Negative and defiant: 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, community, and home life. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of oppositional defiant disorder on the family?

What are the bad effects of oppositional defiant disorder on the family?

Nurture neglected: Defiant children have a big impact on both parents and siblings alike. Constant stress of confrontation puts everyone on edge. Having had one like this we learned that there were battles not worth fighting and some that were. Give special attention to any other children as it is easy to be overshadowed by one demanding all the attention. ...Read more

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What features has a child that suffers from oppositional defiant disorder?

See below: Dsm-iv, the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders-4th edition, defines the essential feature of odd as a recurrent pattern of behavior with negativity, defiance, disobedience, and hostility directed toward authority figures. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any good rehabs for teen with oppositional defiant disorder?

Does anyone know any good rehabs for teen with oppositional defiant disorder?

ODD: The basic rx is psychotherapy both fot the child and for the family. Sometimes groups for several teens and several families can be helpful. Some of my patients families have invested in the ranches and wildreness trianings with mixed results. ...Read more

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If one of my sons has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, what are the chances my other son will have it too?

If one of my sons has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, what are the chances my other son will have it too?

Common: In my experience the most common reason for children to get diagnosed with odd, is undiagnosed sensory processing disorder. This is identified with a specialized type of occupational therapy eval. More structure and guidance would help you son, remember you are in charge and need to modle good behavior, do not continue to support conflict. Instead remember everything is an educational opportunity. ...Read more

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