Oppositional Defiant Disorder Essays


Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

Abstract Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are commonly linked mental health disorders that children exhibit. This paper examines some of the challenges that both children and parents face as a result of living with these disorders. It suggests some positive approaches to parenting that parents may find useful and offers recommendations in terms of how parents can most positively help a child with ADHD or ODD. The most important conclusion that this paper provides is the notion that parents must be able to demonstrate patience over the… Continue Reading...

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

different from any other psychiatric illness, it is in fact a nebulous disorder that closely resembles oppositional defiant disorder. Including DMDD in the DSM-V could lead to the overly eager prescription of medications. The DMDD designation may also be related to a systematic denial of the role that poverty and other contextual variables might play in causing DMDD symptoms (Grau, Plener, Hohmann, et al, 2018). The American Psychiatric Association “controversially” listed DMDD in the DSM-V in 2013 (Copeland, Angold, Costello, et al, 2013, p. 173). Reasons for the controversy over DMDD include its significant overlap in symptomology with several… Continue Reading...

Diagnosing Children and Adolescents Adhd

with ADHD – inattention type are “often forgetful in daily activities.” Differential Diagnosis: oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) Like is the case in ADHD, children having ODD tend to have difficulty concentrating on assigned tasks. In addition to this cognitive symptom, the two conditions also exhibit several similar behavioral symptoms such as refusal to follow rules and behavior that could be deemed as deliberate disobedience. However, unlike ADHD, children having ODD often exhibit repeated and blatant/deliberate disobedience and often engage in actions meant to annoy or harm others. In seeking to treat Jamel, I would make use of several interventions –… Continue Reading...