Can oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) be cured?
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) cannot be cured, but the main symptoms can be managed.
Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a condition in which the person's behavior is consistently angry, argumentative and defiant, particularly towards figures of authority. While it generally arises in early childhood, it can affect a person …
The three main symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are an angry or irritable mood, argumentative and defiant behavior, and vindictive or spiteful behavior.
No single cause has been identified for the development of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Factors that may contribute include a child's temperament and their environment, particularly trauma in early life.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) usually arises in early childhood, and less commonly, later in the early years of adolescence. Among children, ODD is more common among boys, but by adolescence and adulthood, ODD occurs in males and females …
Assessment and diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children is usually performed by an experienced specialist health professional, such as a pediatrician or child psychiatrist. Adults are generally assessed and diagnosed …
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) can be treated by a combination of approaches including psychological counselling, family support and education. There are currently no medications recommended for treating ODD.
When a person has oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), the whole family can be affected. Learning about ODD and techniques to reduce and better manage disruptive behavior can help to manage ODD better and reduce stress …
Early intervention for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), involving both the family and the child, has been shown to help prevent more serious behavior disorders and mental health issues from developing.