Opposition to Authority Disorder
Although ODD can affect anyone, it mostly affects children and teens
Although there are no clear causes known, contributing causes are most likely a combination of:
-Genetics: what the child is born with- Parents have OCD, ADHD, Bipolar/ Depression disorder, brain chemical imbalance.
-Environment: how and where the child is raised- Poor parent child relationship, neglectful parents
Impacts: Can cause impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.
ODD could also potentially lead to suicide, depression, antisocial behavior, anxiety, substance abuse.
Support: at home- encouraging and praising good behavior while developing stronger parent child bonds
- Parent-Management Training Programs and Family Therapy to teach family members how to manage and understand the person’s behavior.
- Cognitive Problem-Solving Skills Training - teaching the child/teen positive and more useful ways of dealing with situations.
- Medication may be useful to help control some of the symptoms and calm the adolescent/child but medication alone is not a treatment for Opposition to authority disorder.
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