ODD means Oppositional Defiant Disorder which is found in adults and children but more common in children. In such a condition an individual often gets argumentative, challenges the instructions given by anyone (even authorities), has difficulty in accepting his or her mistake, is spiteful and vindictive, often loses temper, can be touchy or easily annoyed, often angry and resentful. These are the few symptoms that are more commonly found in an individual. Any 4 of the above symptoms seen from past 6 months show higher chances of having ODD. Symptoms are confined to the following setting that is at home, at school, at work or with peers.It can be treated with the help of medication and psychotherapy. The medications are prescribed by a Psychiatrist and usually when the condition is of moderate to severe level. As a parent you will have to try to handle your child differently. You will have to try to handle him with more empathy and help him understand the situation by talking to him or her.
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