Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is sometimes difficult to identify as children are often emotional, independent or strong-willed. There are times in a child’s life where it is normal to display oppositional behavior. When behaviors cause significant impairment with family, social activities, work and school it may be worth evaluating whether there is a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). If one is experiencing an angry or irritable mood, loss of temper, has problems with authority, actively defies rules and is spiteful or vindictive for at least 6 months, it may be time to seek help from a mental health professional.

Local Experts in Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Nadine Ryser

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

ODD is an area Nadine worked with youth for a period of nearly three years. One's thought processes, support, and life-skills area come areas that are reviewed through therapy. Consequential thinking is encouraged and so is the identification of how one can create a lifestyle that reduces the level of risk to engage in deviant activities/thinking patterns.

Jessica Ham

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy

I have fourteen years of experience working in specialized programming with students with severe emotional/behavioral issues in the school setting.

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