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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)

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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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 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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Is oppositional defiant disorder due to bad parenting?

Is oppositional defiant disorder due to bad parenting?

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 child’s behavior caused the parents to act in a more hostile manner toward the child, if the parents’ hostility led to the child’s problematic behavior, or if there was some combination. ...Read more

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can a person have both oppositional defiant disorder and schizophrenia mixed together?

Can a person have both oppositional defiant disorder and schizophrenia mixed together?

Yes: Although, the diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder is generally a condition affecting children whereas schizophrenia has as its' most common age of onset in the late teens or early 20s. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?

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

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

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

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I was wondering is it possible for a sociopathic child to be misdiagnosed as having oppositional defiant disorder?

I was wondering is it possible for a sociopathic child to be misdiagnosed as having oppositional defiant disorder?

Yes: The problem is that we do not define a child as having antisocial personality disorder or sociopathy at a young age. They are referred to as having conduct disorder. Once they are 18 years old, if sociopathy remains then the diagnosis can be rendered, provided that the conduct disorder diagnosis was also rendered by 15. ...Read more

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What medication would be effective in combination with therapy in treating oppositional defiant disorder? Therapy alone isn't working. Which meds help

Psychiatric Eval: Starting medication is a big step. Get a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. If medication is the next step you want to be sure it is monitored. Talk to the therapist about your concerns, it might be helpful to try something different in therapy and/or more sessions. Groups can be helpful for both parents and children. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Ritalin (Definition)

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