need advice

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by melnham, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. melnham

    melnham New Member

    hello, to day i was told my son has adhd and odd, i cant seem to find any info on the odd part, can anyone maybe help me:confused:
  2. weatheringthestorm

    weatheringthestorm New Member

    My difficult child is bipolar, ADD, and ODD. When we first suspected ODD I googled "Oppositional Defiant Disorder children", I found quite a bit of info. I'm not completely convinced that my son is truely ODD, it's hard to say if the behavior is from bipolar, odd, or both. Whatever the cause, the behavior is prety much the same. SO, I'm thinking lots of supportive thoughts for you. The good thing about a diagnosis is now you can begin treating it. Eventually you should see some improvement.

    Here are a few of the websites I've checked out.

    Hope this helps some. This site has been a great support for me. There are plenty of people experiencing the same things. So you're not alone! There is also great advice from people who've lived through it.

    Best of luck!
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I'm no expert on this, but the way I interpret it is that ODD really is a diagnosis of a sympton of another disorder- at least that the way I think of it so I can understand it. I've never heard of ODD as a stand-along diagnosis. So, I would think if you concentrate on your child's specific problems and think of the defiance as more of a sympomatic problem, it might help.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Hello and Welcome to the board!:D

    You can google ODD, or go to and type it in (and can ask a specific question there too).

    I'm not familiar with our new site layout, but I think we should also have something about it here as well. Might check the home page for a link.

  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome! That is a link to 'The Chandler Papers'. A must read for all newbies! There is a description of ODD in there as well as several other mental health issues that ODD usually travels with.

    I hope that helps!
  6. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    I'm certainly no expert, but here is what I find with my difficult child: she is like any other teenager that is "defiant" but she takes it to extremes. Everything is a fight with her beacuse she is going to get the last word in no matter what, she will make excuses for EVERYTHING to include why she didn't close up the cereal box, she will walk over the same piece of junk on the floor for days until told to oick it up and then there is a great deal of whining and complaining, she throws "fits" if not allowed to go out with friends or be in a situation that I don't approve of. During these fits she has broken almost every piece of glass in the house (we buy plastic stuff now!), she makes obnoxious rude comments to us and her friends consistently to the point they all call her "mean" - when confronted about the "mean" comments she looks at me with a straight face and says she doesn't care. Just a general view of what ODD is like in our house - again - I'm no expert, but I do know what we live with.