Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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Our guest to help us understand the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is Dr. Russell A. Barkley, a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is the author of 21 books and manuals, including Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior and Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship.

+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • What type of behavior qualifies for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?
  • How is conduct disorder related to ODD?
  • All kids can be oppositional at times; when does the degree of opposition exceed just general pigheadedness?
  • Are children with ADHD more likely to be diagnosed with ODD? Is it really ODD or just normal ADHD?
  • What causes have been identified for ODD?
  • Is there a genetic component to this disorder?
  • How does oppositional defiant disorder play out in the context of adoption?
  • Why are adopted children more likely to be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
  • How common is ODD?
  • Do kids outgrow Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
  • How soon after adoption should a parent seek a diagnosis of ODD? How long should they wait?
  • Before seeking professional treatment, what should parents do?
  • When does ODD get bad enough to warrant treatment?
  • What parenting techniques work for children who are strong willed, defiant, or have been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder?
  • What are the 6 steps for a program to parent the strong willed or child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
  • What is the prognosis for success for treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
  • What parental characteristics correlate with successful treatment?
  • Are kids with ODD more likely to have relationship problems later in life, antisocial behavior, or addiction issues?

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18/07/2012 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2012 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 2 Comments

2 Responses to Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  1. Avatar Amy says:

    Exactly what I was looking for! What is it, how can I recognize it, are there ways to parent positively to reach the goal? A calm family culture for all of the members.
    I heard the diagnosis and had a moment of panic, googled it, (HUGE mistake) and panicked even more. I love Creating a Family for the education component! It is simply good parenting he recommends and I cannot wait to read the book.

    • Dawn Davenport Dawn Davenport says:

      Thank you so much for letting us know that our resources helped you. It is nice to know when we hit the mark. And I agree that this is a great resource in part because he is infinitely practical in his advice.

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