Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Raising Special Needs Kids Raising Special Needs Kids

Does anyone know an adult who has/ had ODD?

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM
  • 29 Replies

My oldest son has ODD and I'm looking for some insight on how to deal with him. We've done the counseling route, psychiatry, all the basics, but I'm wondering if someone who has it, or had it as a teen would have some better tips on how to deal with him to get a better outcome. I'm at my wits end on a daily basis over what starts out as a small "thing". Any help or suggestions would be very appreciated.

by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
lyranightshade
by Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:31 AM
1 mom liked this
I worked with a woman who was diagnosed with ODD, bipolar with schizo effective elements, and a few other things as well as moderate mental retardation.
She was wonderful and has so much potential. She was raised being told she "has the mind of a child" and associated all kid's and baby items/activities with acceptance and required so much patience and redirection for more age appropriate activities. She required some heavy duty meds, but once it was balanced correctly, she was wonderful and loving and a joy to be around.
momto3nuts
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:34 AM


My son has aspergers, ADHD and ODD. Every professional we've seen said the best thing for the ODD is be consistent and firm. He's oppositional EVERYTHING, it's just been tough lately. 

Quoting lyranightshade:

I worked with a woman who was diagnosed with ODD, bipolar with schizo effective elements, and a few other things as well as moderate mental retardation.
She was wonderful and has so much potential. She was raised being told she "has the mind of a child" and associated all kid's and baby items/activities with acceptance and required so much patience and redirection for more age appropriate activities. She required some heavy duty meds, but once it was balanced correctly, she was wonderful and loving and a joy to be around.



mlogsdon
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Sorry momma, no experience here.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
lyranightshade
by Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM
My kiddo has SPD and I'm thinking he may also have some ADD, maybe even ODD. We're working with a behavior specialist still and he's only five. I want to hold off on as many labels as I can for as long as I can. I DO feel your pain, though. Have you taken out artificial dyes? Ds is SUPER sensitive to them and they cause autistic-like melt downs, mood swings, sleep disturbances the whole nine.


Quoting momto3nuts:


My son has aspergers, ADHD and ODD. Every professional we've seen said the best thing for the ODD is be consistent and firm. He's oppositional EVERYTHING, it's just been tough lately. 


Quoting lyranightshade:

I worked with a woman who was diagnosed with ODD, bipolar with schizo effective elements, and a few other things as well as moderate mental retardation.

She was wonderful and has so much potential. She was raised being told she "has the mind of a child" and associated all kid's and baby items/activities with acceptance and required so much patience and redirection for more age appropriate activities. She required some heavy duty meds, but once it was balanced correctly, she was wonderful and loving and a joy to be around.





momto3nuts
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM


I have tried multiple diets over the years. Nothing has really been effective yet. Maybe I should try again.

Quoting lyranightshade:

My kiddo has SPD and I'm thinking he may also have some ADD, maybe even ODD. We're working with a behavior specialist still and he's only five. I want to hold off on as many labels as I can for as long as I can. I DO feel your pain, though. Have you taken out artificial dyes? Ds is SUPER sensitive to them and they cause autistic-like melt downs, mood swings, sleep disturbances the whole nine.


Quoting momto3nuts:


My son has aspergers, ADHD and ODD. Every professional we've seen said the best thing for the ODD is be consistent and firm. He's oppositional EVERYTHING, it's just been tough lately. 


Quoting lyranightshade:

I worked with a woman who was diagnosed with ODD, bipolar with schizo effective elements, and a few other things as well as moderate mental retardation.

She was wonderful and has so much potential. She was raised being told she "has the mind of a child" and associated all kid's and baby items/activities with acceptance and required so much patience and redirection for more age appropriate activities. She required some heavy duty meds, but once it was balanced correctly, she was wonderful and loving and a joy to be around.







DDDaysh
by Bronze Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I thought ODD got relabeled as something else along the path to adulthood.  I thought it was a "child specific" dissorder, but I haven't really researched it much in the last few years, so I could be wrong.  


momto3nuts
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM


It's called adult ODD, the criteria for meeting the diagnosis changed with the new DSM.

Quoting DDDaysh:

I thought ODD got relabeled as something else along the path to adulthood.  I thought it was a "child specific" dissorder, but I haven't really researched it much in the last few years, so I could be wrong.  




lizard3731
by Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:56 AM

My sister in law has been diagnosed with ODD.  She says her medicaition is what helps her, so you might talk to his doctor to see what can be done with his meds.  She has been a school teacher for over 20 years, so she is doing okay. 

momto3nuts
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:58 AM


I will need to look into a second opinion. Our current psychiatrist told us that medication typically doesn't help kids with ODD. Thanks.

Quoting lizard3731:

My sister in law has been diagnosed with ODD.  She says her medicaition is what helps her, so you might talk to his doctor to see what can be done with his meds.  She has been a school teacher for over 20 years, so she is doing okay. 



arkansasmama08
by Gold Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM
My 7 year old has autism and is very oppositional at times. I literally have to remind him that he will not always get his way, and that the world does not revolve around him. It sounds harsh, but he's very literal so we have to be very blunt to get thru to him.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)