Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is the most common psychiatric diagnosis in children and it

 usually persists into adulthood. One would think a lot of research would be done on this condition. That is not the case. While there are hundreds of research studies on ADHD and childhood mood disorders, there is very little research on ODD. The learning theory suggests that ODD comes as a response to negative interactions. The techniques used by parents and authority figures on these children bring about the oppositional defiant behavior. If you are the parent of an adolescent girl struggling with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and you need help then we can bring you hope. Our programs are designed for troubled girls ages 13-17. These programs help troubled girls dealing with various issues and Oppositional Defiant Disorder is one of them.  

Treatment Options for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Most of troubled teens have some other disorder along with their ODD. Treating this other disorder is the key to proper ODD management. This frequently means giving medication. Although this type of medical intervention does not make the children “normal”, it can make a big difference. It often allows other non-medical interventions to work much better. Once the other problems are under control, the best treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder is parent training. In a study published in 1998, eighty-two research studies were evaluated and examined for efficiency. Approaches focusing on parent training were the most affective techniques. The main point is that some parent-training program is essential in addressing ODD. This is not going to work for everyone, but it is the best treatment that we have available for ODD. Please help your teen find the peace of mentality they need. There is no time like the present to give your adolescent the gift of healing.

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