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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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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 ...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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Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...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 features has a child that suffers from oppositional defiant disorder?

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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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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

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Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read more

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

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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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How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

Get expert help: Your son is very complex. So the meds will be too. But don't think of him as all these separate disorders. He really is 1 person w/ 1 complicated mental health dysfunction manifesting with symptoms of these various textbook diagnoses. I start with treatment of 1 problem, then move on to other issues. Each issue improved, makes the next problem easier to solve. He needs some success, and so do you. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is homicidal ideation more common in kids with conduct disorder?

Is homicidal ideation more common in kids with conduct disorder?

Yes: Since youth with conduct disorder frequently have difficulty modulating aggressive feelings, homicidal ideation can certainly be more common with these individuals. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder for children called?

What is bipolar disorder for children called?

The same : It is still called bipolar disorder but in younger children it is more difficult to diagnose. There are other disorders that can mimic bipolar and it is less likely to be bipolar disorder in a preteen. The treatment for the different disorders is different and the prescription treatment is not without side effects so it is important to be thorough in the evaluation process. ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read more

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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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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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What's the dsm IV diagnosis for an adolescent with conduct disorder?

What's the dsm IV diagnosis for an adolescent with conduct disorder?

Conduct D/O: It is two pages long , u can find it on google: aggression towards people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft and serious violation of rules. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pervasive developmental disorder (pdd)?

What is the treatment for pervasive developmental disorder (pdd)?

Multi-Factored: The treatment for autism invovles a variety of approaches and disciplines. Diet, nutrition, and overall health are important. There is often benefit from a variety of therapies (behavioral, speech, and occupational therapies). School modifications and adjustments are needed. Medications are sometimes used to target specific behaviors that may cause problems, such as hyperactivity or mood problems. ...Read more

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Is ADHD or bipolar disorder passed onto my children genetically?

PROBABLY, BUT...: Studies suggest that these things may have a genetic basis. However science hasn't reached a level where you could be told about your personal pregnancy. If these illnesses are in your family history or the father's, the odds of transfer to children become greater. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder in children possible? Most of what I've read says bipolar disorder develops in adults.

Is bipolar disorder in children possible? Most of what I've read says bipolar disorder develops in adults.

Bipolar disorder in children is possible: It's most often diagnosed in older children and teenagers, but bipolar disorder can occur in children of any age. As in adults, bipolar disorder in children can cause mood swings from the highs of hyperactivity or euphoria (mania) to the lows of serious depression. Emotional upheaval and unruly behaviors are a normal part of childhood and the teen years, and in most cases they aren't a sign of a mental health problem that requires treatment. All kids have rough periods — it's normal to feel down, irritable, angry, hyperactive or rebellious at times. However, if your child's symptoms are severe, ongoing or causing significant problems, it may be more than just a phase. Here are some signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children: Severe mood swings that are different from their usual mood swings, Hyperactive, impulsive, aggressive or socially inappropriate behavior, Risky and reckless behaviors that are out of character, such as having frequent casual sex with many different partners (sexual promiscuity), alcohol or drug abuse, or wild spending sprees, Insomnia or significantly decreased need for sleep, Depressed or irritable mood most of the day, nearly every day during a depressive episode, Grandiose and inflated view of own capabilities, Suicidal thoughts or behaviors in older children and teens. Children with bipolar disorder experience symptoms in distinct episodes. Between these episodes, children return to their usual behavior and mood. Keep in mind, a number of other childhood disorders cause bipolar-like symptoms, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders and major depression. Diagnosis can be challenging because these and other mental health conditions often occur along with bipolar disorder. If your child has serious mood swings, depression or behavior problems, consult a mental health provider who specializes in working with children and teens. Mood and behavior issues caused by bipolar disorder or other mental health conditions can lead to major difficulties. Early treatment can help prevent serious consequences and decrease the impact of mental health problems on your child as he or she gets older. . ...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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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?

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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?

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?

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?

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 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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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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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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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