Oppositional Defiant Disorder

If you suspect your child might have an oppositional defiant disorder, Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D. in Glendale, California is here to help. Dr. Huang knows how to help children and parents cope with the day-to-day difficulties of ODD. She brings families together, despite the challenging circumstances we all face.

Does My Child Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Even though the prevalence of ODD is debated amongst professionals, it is still considered one of the most common childhood behavioral disorders. Most children go through times of defiance and challenging rules and authority. It’s just a part of growing and becoming independent. So, what makes the behavior of a child with ODD different?

While all children will display some symptoms of ODD during their development, those without this disorder can snap out of their negative behavior and become happy and satisfied. Children who suffer from ODD are hard to please, find it a struggle to be happy, and are difficult to satisfy. They also frequently display many of these symptoms:

  • Unwillingness To Compromise Or Negotiate
  • Blatant, Repeated Disobedience
  • Refusal To Follow Adults Rules
  • Hostility Towards Others
  • Frequent Temper Tantrums
  • Trying To Annoy Others
  • Difficulty Making Friends
  • Speaking Before thinking
  • Persistent Negativity
  • Frequent Frustration
  • Frequent Misbehavior
  • Blaming Others
  • Stubbornness

ODD Causes

Oppositional Defiant Disorder looks differently from child to child, depending on age, gender, childhood environment, as well as other factors. If your child demonstrates several of these signs, it’s important to get your child in for a professional evaluation. While there isn’t one specific known link to Oppositional Defiant Disorder, there are many different factors that can contribute to its development including genetics and physical development. Environmental factors that can contribute to the occurrence of ODD include:

  • Emotionally Charged Home Environments
  • Exposure To Violence, Abuse, And Neglect
  • Exposure To Drugs And/Or Alcohol
  • Inconsistent Parenting

Effective ODD Treatments For Children

Fortunately, for you and your children with oppositional defiant disorder, treatment is available. Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D. can help you understand how to best help your child overcome their disorder and succeed in life. She helps children learn important social skills, as well as learn how to communicate feelings effectively and appropriately. She also teaches proper ways to manage anger and frustration.

Call Dr. Huang For Help With ODD

With vast experience and knowledge in a wide variety of mental health treatments, Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D. in Glendale, California is the one to go to for help in overcoming ODD. She accepts many insurances, and payment options are available. Give Dr. Huang, Ph.D. a call today for your free consultation.

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