Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

noun

No matter how well behaved a child is, in some instances, he/she will be troublesome. However, if a child or adolescent has repetitive and unceasing vindictiveness, irritability, defiance, arguing or anger towards a parent, guardian and other people taking care of him/her, there are high chances he/she has developed Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). If your child has ODD, it is not advisable to manage him/her alone; consult professionals such as counselors, child development experts, and doctors for help. Ordinary ODD treatments involve a large variety of training courses, skills to help manage behaviors, and therapy to help the child build constructive reinforcement with family relationships/interactions, and possibly medications for treatment of mental health complications.