Oppositional Defiant Disorder isan extreme case of defianceseen as a pattern of negativistic,hostile, and defiant behavior. (S.SUTTON HAMILTON, 2008)
The Annoying Kid“ Children with ODD will struggle inschool and in making and/orkeeping friends. It appears a childwith Oppositional defiant disorderthrives on deliberately annoyingother people. They refuse to takeresponsibility, blaming others fortheir mistakes or misbehavior; theyare easily annoyed and act withaggression toward peers andadults. They often have troubleacademically.” (the Kids Mental HealthOrganization staff 2009 )
Nature vs. NurtureNature ODD(OppositionalDefiant Disorder) hasbeen linked to abnormalamounts of certain brainchemicals, orneurotransmitters.(webmd)Nurture ODD(OppositionalDefiant Disorder) can belearned by having adysfunctional family, afamily history of mentalillnesses and/or substanceabuse, and inconsistentdiscipline by parents maycontribute to thedevelopment of behaviordisorders. (webmd)
Stick to yourguns!Parents need to set limits withthe child and follow through bygiving the child consequencesand holding him or heraccountable. This is ultimatelythe best thing for your child.(JANET LEHMAN, 2011) .
TreatmentMedication my helpsymptoms but aregenerally not used.Family counselingand psychiatrist visitsare oftenrecommended.
JANET LEHMAN, M. (2011). 4 Ways to Manage OppositionalDefiant Disorder in Children. Retrieved from Psychcentral:http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/06/20/4-ways-to-manage-oppositional-defiant-disorder-in-children/.Joseph Goldberg, M. (2012). Oppositional Defiant Disorder.Web MD.S. SUTTON HAMILTON, M. a. (2008, October 1). OppositionalDefiant Disorder. American Family Physician.staff, e. (2009). Retrieved from Kidsmentalhealth.org:http://www.kidsmentalhealth.org/children-conduct-disorder-oppositional-defiant-disorder-odd/