Oppositional defiance disorder

What is Oppositional defiance disorder?

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is defined by the DSM-5 as "a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, or vindictiveness lasting at least six months as evidenced by at least four symptoms from any of the [defined] categories and exhibited during interaction with at least one individual who is not a sibling". Unlike children with conduct disorder (CD), children with oppositional defiant disorder are not aggressive towards people or animals, do not destroy property, and do not show a pattern of theft or deceit. A diagnosis of ODD cannot be given if the child presents with conduct disorder.

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Hi my 9 year old son has been on Risperdal for the last two years with a continuous increase in dosage to try and help him deal with his ODD...

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I think you can try to stop giving medicines, but replace it to sedative-Ashwagandha or other for 1-2 months. For further treatment you consult...

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My 7 year old daughter started clonidine 0.1mgs yesterday. She takes half at 9am and the other half at 3pm. She also takes 25mgs of seroquel at 7am...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query.
She should immediately stop using clonidine.
This may be an allergic reaction of clonidine.
Contact with the doctor...

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When my son was 4 yrs old, he had a seizure where he stared straight ahead and his right hand and arm started going up and down continuously...

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Thanks for the query.

From the details given to me by you it looks to me like he is suffering from myoclonic epilepsy of childhood with...

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