Oppositional Defiant Disorder

When a child has constant problems with authority figures, has difficulty making and keeping friends, and is constantly blaming others for their mistakes, it may be a problem with oppositional defiant disorder. Other symptoms include problems in school and arguing with adults whenever possible. If these symptoms appear frequently, treatment for oppositional defiant disorder may be needed to avoid the risks associated with it. Exact causes of this disorder are not known, but it is thought that parenting styles and the child's environment have a lot to do with it occurring. Whatever the cause, if oppositional defiant disorder is diagnosed, getting the right type of treatment is important.

Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

These are the common symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder.


  • Blaming others for mistakes is one of the common symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder.
  • A child with a limited number of friends and a difficulty keeping friends may have problems with oppositional defiant disorder.
  • Arguing with authority figures - at home and at school or in public - is an indicator of this behavioral disorder.
  • Consistent problems in school that result in punishment may point to oppositional defiant disorder.

The signs of oppositional disorder will vary from child to child, but the above should be clear indicators that a professional diagnosis is necessary. Once this disorder has been diagnosed, treatment is possible so that the dangers that come with it can be avoided.

Risks Associated with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

When left unchecked, oppositional defiant disorder has a chance of leading to other, more serious problems. This is in addition to the symptoms of this disorder. For many people who don't receive proper treatment as children, conduct disorders become a big problem during adulthood. Because of the risks that come with oppositional defiant disorder, it is crucial to seek treatment if it is diagnosed.

Treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Online therapy for oppositional defiant disorder here at GoMentor.com combines trained therapists who specialize in behavior disorders with the communication powers of the Internet. This combination enables treatment for oppositional defiant disorder to be available when and wherever it is needed. This can give a child a fighting chance when trying to deal with all the other problems that come with growing up in the modern world. Psychotherapy is a powerful way to help deal with the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder as well as the root cause of the disorder - whatever that might be.

Definition of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of arguing, tantrums, and generally disruptive behavior toward authority figures. Symptoms include blaming others for mistakes, problems with friendships, a quick temper and other problems. Therapy and counseling are both good methods of treatment for oppositional defiant disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Blaming others for mistakes
  • Limited number of friends
  • Difficulty keeping friends
  • Arguing with authority figures
  • Consistent problems in school

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