Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Saya Hadden & Oscar Lara

Causes:

  • No clear cause.
  • May be a combination of inherited and environmental factors including:
- Genetics: A child's natural disposition or temperament and possibly neurobiological differences in the way nerves and brain function.
- Environment: Problems with parenting that may involve lack of supervision, inconsistent or harsh different, abuse or neglect.

Symptoms:

  • Unstable mood
  • Argumentative
  • Defiant Behavior
  • Spiteful
  • These behaviors occur in children younger than 5 years, occurs at least a period of six months.
  • For children who are younger, their behavior may occur every week or six months.

Signs:

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  • Smell
  • Measure
  • Unstable mood
  • Argumentative Behavior
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Treatment:

  • Can't be cured
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy

Complications:

  • Poor school & work performance
  • Anti-social Behavior
  • Impulse control problems
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicide
  • Depression
  • Anxiety