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Medicine For 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
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
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
Defiant to Authority: Oppositional defiant disorder — DX of youth with 4 of the 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
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
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
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
Oppositional looks: They look like everyone else. There is no physical characteristic that is different. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses. ...Read more
Parenting and ODD: According to the DSM (manual for diagnosing psychiatric disorders) "children with oppositional defiant disorder may have experienced...hostile parenting.[but] impossible to determine if the childs behavior caused the parents to act in a more hostile manner toward the child, if the parents hostility led to the childs problematic behavior, or if there was some combination. ...Read more
How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?
What's "bad"?: Odd is a description of how a child interacts with others by being negative and resistant. "Bad" is a moral judgment that can be associated with lots of behaviors. Unacceptable behaviors needed effective correction, hopefully from loving parents who see the good in their child even when the behavior is bad. ...Read more
Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?
Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more