Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

oddEarly Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of the most prevalent and impairing behavior problems affecting young children. The condition is characterized by a persistent pattern of disobedient, noncompliant, hostile, and defiant child behaviors.  Parents of children suffering with ODD can struggle on a daily basis with tantrums, meltdowns, and general unpredictability. Affected parents can often feel frustrated, helpless, ineffective, and even embarrassed as they struggle to manage their child’s difficult behavior. Accordingly, early intervention for ODD is critical.

odd2Does your child should any of these difficulties?:

  • Often loses temper
  • Often argues with adults
  • Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules
  • Often deliberately annoys people
  • Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
  • Is often touchy or easily annoyed
  • Is often angry and resentful
  • Is often spiteful or vindictive

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Early oppositional defiant disorder can be associated with considerable life impairment, reduced quality of life, and interference with family, school, and peer functioning. Further, when left untreated these early problems can be associated with subsequent criminality and substance use later in life. If you think your child may suffer from early oppositional defiant disorder, please call us at 305-348-7836, or email us at TheMintProgram@gmail.com. We can help!