Oppositional Defiant Disorder By: Jenny Donahue
What is it? <ul><li>All children go through periods where they don’t listen to their parents or thrown temper tantrums. We...
Symptoms <ul><li>Repeated temper tantrums </li></ul><ul><li>Arguing with authority figure </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent ref...
Causes  <ul><li>*The exact cause of ODD is currently unknown but these factors are main contributors to it. </li></ul><ul>...
Causes Cont. <ul><li>Environmental - family life is not very stable, substance abuse, not a good amount of discipline from...
Treatment <ul><li>Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Medications (to treat conditions) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills Training (to...
Statistics <ul><li>1% - 16% of children and adolescences have ODD. </li></ul><ul><li>More common in boys than girls.  </li...
<ul><li>Diagnosis - child acts differently than others of their age, problems in school arise. Child should be checked by ...
Works Cited <ul><li>“ Mental Health: Oppositional Defiant Disorder.” WebMD. Web. 19 Jan. 2010.  www.webmd.com. </li></ul><...
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  1. 1. Oppositional Defiant Disorder By: Jenny Donahue
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>All children go through periods where they don’t listen to their parents or thrown temper tantrums. Well, when they don’t listen for an ongoing period of time and they don’t take authority from the parent figure then it’s called oppositional defiant disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>ODD can affect the childs daily life, like activities that they are in at school or with family. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms <ul><li>Repeated temper tantrums </li></ul><ul><li>Arguing with authority figure </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent refusals to complete assigned tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Refuses to follow rules </li></ul><ul><li>Outbursts of anger </li></ul><ul><li>Blaming others </li></ul><ul><li>Eaisly annoyed </li></ul><ul><li>Cursing </li></ul><ul><li>Hateful language </li></ul>
  4. 4. Causes <ul><li>*The exact cause of ODD is currently unknown but these factors are main contributors to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics - it may be inherited from family members with other mental disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>Biological - neurotransmitters that are transferred to the brain and relay messages are not always delivered correctly. Also, brain defects or brain injuries. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Causes Cont. <ul><li>Environmental - family life is not very stable, substance abuse, not a good amount of discipline from parents. </li></ul><ul><li>A majority of children with ODD also have ADHD, mood disorders, learning disabilities and anxiety disorders.. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatment <ul><li>Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Medications (to treat conditions) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills Training (to build positive family relationships </li></ul>
  7. 7. Statistics <ul><li>1% - 16% of children and adolescences have ODD. </li></ul><ul><li>More common in boys than girls. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Diagnosis - child acts differently than others of their age, problems in school arise. Child should be checked by psychiatrist. </li></ul><ul><li>Prognosis - some children respond to the treatment and therapy, some don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>When adults, some with ODD will have a conduct disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention - it can be prevented with correct treatment at home and appropriate social learning. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>“ Mental Health: Oppositional Defiant Disorder.” WebMD. Web. 19 Jan. 2010. www.webmd.com. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.” Facts for Families. Web. 19 Jan. 2010. www.aacap.org </li></ul>
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