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ODD isn't fake

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Why do people tend to think it doesn't exist? It isn't a fake disorder. I have been dealing with this disorder for  almost 5 years with my ds. all of my ds principals, vice principals, and teacher for the past 5 years know it is in fact a real disorder. ODD is more than a misbehaved child.  There is more to it than that.


Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

It may be real. But lots of parents like to diagnose their children with it. 

deadlights86
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM
Its horrible! My 2 of my kids have it along with autism and ADHD.

Quoting Wicked.Jester:

Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Very real.

My son has reactive detachment disorder and some of the behaviors overlap.

I wouldn't wish a child with ODD on anyone.  Its heartbreaking.

Quoting Anonymous:

Odd stands for. .


echoedsentiment
by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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My ds has ODD and Resiliance ADHD. More is being looked into for a deeper assessment but it took the docs almost 2 years to truly diagnose my son with this. It's not an easy one to diagnose and definitly not easy to deal with.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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I am very aware it is real as my son has it.  The only people that say it's fake are idiots that have no idea what they are talking about!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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There are many factor that come into play before they slap that diagnosis on a child. they are more difficult then a normal child.   If you ever have to deal with one and deal with it first hand you would believe.  The kids with the disorder are the who are hurt the worse because truly can not control themselves, not when they are young anyways. as they get older they learn coping skills and other ways to deal with the aggression and anger.

Quoting Anonymous:

I still question this diagnosis. I feel that there may be many other factors that produce these behaviors other than slapping on an ODD diagnosis.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

It would be awesome if that was true. But it's just not. 

There are really irresponsible pediatricians out there who will indeed diagnose a child with ODD or even Bipolar after an office visit. 

Quoting Wicked.Jester:

And they generally all ger ruled out.  Its not the first diagnosis anyone EVER gives.

Quoting Anonymous:

I still question this diagnosis. I feel that there may be many other factors that produce these behaviors other than slapping on an ODD diagnosis.



2fromtheheart
by momofsurvivor on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Yep!  My adopted son, was shaken by his "bio dad" at 3 mo old. The dad is now in prison. He has major issues, ODD being one. I did a training on it and it's NOTHING NICE! The chances of my son having it are very high.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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Lack of discipline

My child WILL behave! That outrageous behavior is not acceptable. 

You don't have to agree with me, go ahead and suffer through this as you chose too, by getting this "dx" you are not helping your child in any way what so ever. It only lets you "off the hook". 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:52 PM
My dad has it, it's totally real, and bipolar, and he refuses meds. Talk about an interesting childhood.
Wicked.Jester
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Yes he was adopted at 4 years old.  Its not the country thats the problem, ita growing up in an institution for so long.

Quoting Snakecharm:

Was your son adopted? I ask because detachment disorders are common in adopted babies from certain parts of the world.


Quoting Wicked.Jester:

Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Very real.

My son has reactive detachment disorder and some of the behaviors overlap.

I wouldn't wish a child with ODD on anyone.  Its heartbreaking.

Quoting Anonymous:

Odd stands for. .




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