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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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LectioDivina
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Why would you say that?

I'd be willing to bet that her kids are more intelligent than most kids who have no problems. Whether people have learned how to test it or not.

Quoting Anonymous:

Either your kids were adopted from bad families or they live in an abusive household. 

Quoting deadlights86:

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. .




Wicked.Jester
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Has this happened to you?  Or is this just rumor that you hear about?

Quoting Anonymous:

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.




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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a pediatrician can not diagnosed ODD or bipolar it has to be done by a specialist.

Quoting Anonymous:

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.




Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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I agree people like the previous poster irritate me so much.  They are so ignorant and have no idea how much work goes into taking care of a child with odd or how heartbreaking it can!



Quoting Wicked.Jester:

You are so clueless.  I am glad you get to reside in the fantasy world you live in, because you couldn't handle an ODD child.

Quoting Anonymous:

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". 




echoedsentiment
by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM
They are currently looking into BiPolar with Schizophrenia for my ds, along with anything else they may have missed.
Quoting Anonymous:

My ds has adhd as well and we are considering bipolar as well but with his age they can't say for sure about the bipolar because the signs are so close to ODD signs.

Quoting echoedsentiment:

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 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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You can tell people your child has it. I can't even tell you how many times people have told me that. Then when I push for specifics like diagnosis date and treatment they admit the doctor didn't tell them, they can just tell. 

Quoting Anonymous:

you can't diagnosed your child with it, specialist has to do it and they won't do it simply because a parent want it. I didn't even know what it was until the doctor told me that ds had it and  I said what the hell is ODD.

Quoting Anonymous:

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



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM
Bad parenting. Let me guess these parents are also receiving disability for their "sick" child. There is nothing a slap in the behind or good grounding can take care of.


Quoting Anonymous:

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". 


acaisha
by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM
I work with teenager do yeah they are tough but workable

Quoting Anonymous:

They are really difficult children.  as my ds get older i find that he is getting more and more difficult.

My mom just recently found out that my 40 year old brother always had it. but back in the day it was just bad kids and that is why he grew up in reform schools and boy homes. 

Quoting acaisha:

Yep it's real I work with boys in a custody group home and the ODD diagnosed ones are tough


Wicked.Jester
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM

He is 14 now.  He has been in therapy for 7 years (still is).  The improvement is slow, and painful, and sometimes it feels like we are going backwards....but its there, and I am overwhelmingly grateful for it.

Quoting Snakecharm:

So sad... I'm so glad he has you to give him the love and care he needs. Bless you. Has he shown improvement since being with you? How old is he now?


Quoting Wicked.Jester:

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. .







Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM
You all have some whack genes.


Quoting echoedsentiment:

They are currently looking into BiPolar with Schizophrenia for my ds, along with anything else they may have missed.



Quoting Anonymous:

My ds has adhd as well and we are considering bipolar as well but with his age they can't say for sure about the bipolar because the signs are so close to ODD signs.

Quoting echoedsentiment:

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.





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