Oppositional Defiant Disorder

PDA vs ODD: Decoding the Behavioral Differences

The child standing with their back toward the parent in defiance. PDA vs ODD
As a parent, watching your child avoid simple tasks, refuse to follow rules, or openly defy authority figures can be heart-wrenching. You may be asking yourself, “Why is my child behaving this way? What can I do to help? Is this normal?” These are understandable concerns. Navigating the complexities of your child’s defiant and avoidant…
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Balancing the Storm: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Treatment for Youth

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder treatment for kids and teens.
Navigating a disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) or other mood disorders in teens and adolescents can be a significant challenge, impacting their ability to maintain emotional stability and affecting their daily life and school performance. While traditional methods like talk therapy and stimulant medications prescribed by a qualified mental health professional can be effective for…
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Turning Defiance into Cooperation: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Teenagers with Wilderness Therapy

Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder - A teen boy in a beanie and a sweatshirt glowers at the viewer in the woods.
Teenagers often go through a period of rebellion and defiance as they seek autonomy and navigate the challenges of adolescence. However, for some young people, defiant behavior can escalate into a more serious issue known as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Oppositional Defiant Disorder in teens is characterized by a pattern of ongoing angry or irritable…
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