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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Do you see you child very frequently getting angry, ?

Opposing your words, and blaming and not obeying the authorities in school, telling a lot of lie, very much keen to hit others and shout on others?

Does not understand his/her mistake but blames on others. Does her/his school complain about him/her a lot?

And all these symptoms are recurring more than 6 months ?

Then the chances are there your child may be having ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a childhood disorder. It is characterized by a series of oppositional attitude, disobedient, and Resistance behaviors towards adults or other authority figures.
ODD is also recognized by the pattern, Children displaying angry and irritable moods, as well as argumentative and vindictive behaviors.

ODD is typically identified in early school ages and stops being recognized around adolescence. Kids who have ODD have a well-established pattern of behavior problems. Symptoms:

Being unusually angry and irritable

Frequently losing their temper

Being easily annoyed

Arguing with authority figures

Refusing to follow rules

Purposely annoying people

Blaming others for mistakes

Being vindictive

Hitting or beating the co fellows

Ignore commands,

Endless arguments 

Explosive outbursts  

And these negative interactions damage the parent-child bond and reinforce hostile patterns of behavior.

Usual behaviors
Angry / Irritable Mood

Often loses temper

Is often touchy or easily annoyed
Is often angry and resentful
Argumentative / Defiant Behavior

Often argues with adults

Often actively defies or refuses to comply with requests from authority figures or with rules
Often deliberately annoys others
Often blames others for his mistakes or misbehavior
Vindictiveness (keen on revenging)

Has been spiteful or vindictive at least twice within the past 6 months

How does ODD develop

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is understood to be developed by a combination (series) of biological, psychological, and social factors. ODD tends to occur in families with a history of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, or mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder

How to treat ODD

There is no FDA-approved medication for ODD.

So psychotherapeutic Dictionary treatment can be advised

Improving Parent child relationship is much more important hence parents may opt for

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent Management Training (PMT)
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

How to Handle ODD children

ODD children can be trained on social skills and on emotional skills. (Empathy is most important skills that can be taught to these children). one can do this by CBT(cognitive behavior therapy training) and DBT ( Dialectical behavior therapy)


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