oppositional defiant disorder

  1. R

    How do you survive?

    I have an almost 6 yo DS (only child) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (high functioning), ADHD, DMDD, ODD who completely wrecked my life. He has made my life a living hell. And he is only 5.The last time I was happy was 5 years ago. Our house and lives are WWIII. He is extremely aggressive, destructive, always angry...
  2. Mirrorimage

    Difficult 5 year old!

    God I need some help. I have a 5 year old girl. From about 2 she has been very highly strung would have a paddy and scream till she wet herself up to about 4 years old.. I have another girl almost two years older than her. I put it down to frustration.. She settled a little bit for about 6...
  3. B

    Opinions about online high school?

    My difficult stepson wants us to allow him to finish high school online. We are talking to him tonight to understand more about his reasons for fixating on this specific option....though we think a friend/girlfriend who attends an online school (and does very little work) is definitely an...
  4. A

    Trying to find psychiatric help under school age

    I have called and emailed at least 50 Psychiatrist and or treatment centers for a child whom I have guardianship of. We have been told play therapy is really all they can do for him now. He is violent and destructive at 4. every where we call has a 6 month waiting list ect. I am on all the lists...
  5. Overit

    Worried

    Hi this is my first post, I'm settled now but very concerned for my 10 year old daughter. My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and I don't remember the name but it is a disrespect for authority figures at the age of 6. She takes Concerts daily although I don't like to give it to her...
  6. S

    Feeling Like I Failed

    I am new to this group. I have a 10 year old daughter with sensory processing disorder (SPD), ODD, and not sure what else at the moment. She is on the go making demands 24/7. My son and I are exhausted. Recently, she tried to stab her brother with a pencil and bit a large chunk out of my arm. After a great deal of thinking...
  7. Monica Barosse

    My 4 year old is out of control, he was kicked out of kinder

    Hello to all, Im new here, I really hope someone can relate to me because i truly have never seen a kid behave as bad as my 4 year old son, he is very manipulative, he wont listen to anything I say, he yells at me, hits me (in public or anywhere it doesnt matter), he wont listen to any basic...
  8. S

    Keeps regressing

    DS12's depression keeps getting worse. We tried Zoloft and then Celexa after a Zoloft fail. With both the Zoloft and Celexa we saw huge improvements and then major backslides. We then ruled out SSRIs and tried Lamictal. As we were titrating up there was almost a switch overnight at 150 and I...
  9. O

    Run out of options

    There is a lot of backstory to this so I will try to include everything without writing a novel, but the tl;dr is my 16 (17 in April) is ruining his life, our family, and making life hell. My son is 16, almost 17. His mother and I are no longer together and from about the age of 2 until he was...
  10. S

    Lost as to what to do

    My son is 15 and is so horrible. He swears at everyone including me. He had an iep in school and is in learning support classes as he has been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) a mood disorder adhd and Tourette's just to name a few and the most recent ones. As he is over 14 he has refused to take his medicine...
  11. U

    13 yo physically violent with me, siblings

    My 13 year old son has become increasingly physically violent with me. In the past year, he has broken my nose, put numerous holes in walls, punched and threatened his younger siblings, and just recently he broke his arm when he hit me. I think a lot of his violence stems from anxiety.... his...
  12. J

    I'm new. NEED HELP!!!!!

    I have three beautiful children, ages 9, 7 and 5. My 7 year old son has some major behavioral issues. I am absolutely certain that he has ODD but I am very confused by what else is going on with him. We have been having issues with him since he was about 2 years old and have had him evaluated...
  13. C

    To medicate or not

    Hi Yesterday my 8 yr old son was diagnosed, over a 3 year period, with ADHD and also ODD. At the moment i'm having the medication arguement with myself and would love to hear from you all regarding your own experiences.
  14. P

    New here

    I am new here but by no means new to messageboards. I am at my wits end up my daughter(difficult child#3). Currently she is upstairs screaming that I am mean and she hates me. As much as it hurts me, I am able to just turn my back and walk away which sometimes stops the screaming. She was a preemie born at...
  15. CAmom

    Depakote trial for possible bipolar--what to expect...

    The psychiatric at the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) was asked to evaluate my son for possible bipolar based on the program coordinator's observations over the past three months, and the psychiatric wants to try depakote. I'm aware that this is a drug used for seizure control but know nothing about it in terms of treating bipolar...
  16. tiredmommy

    Dealing with the fear

    I know we all worry about our kids; all parents do but I think the parents of difficult children have a corner on the market. I've pretty much accepted that Duckie's future, ultimately, is in her own hands and all I can do is guide and support her along the way. It seems to be working so far but she's only...
  17. O

    frustrated....help....suggestions

    Hi all....I am new here and I am at my wits end so I am searching for some hellp and suggestions and support. I am the divorced mom of 3 boys. My 15 year old has some issues with controlling his anger but for the most part does a good job. My 12 year old has been diagnosed ADD/ADHD, PTSD...
  18. tiredmommy

    Mella? Come out and say hi!

    I want you to get a proper intro, so I'm copying & pasting your original post into it's own thread. From Mella: Hi There -- I'm a newbie as well and stumbled onto this forum while trying to find help for my own 5 year old ADHD/ODD son. It's nice to know that there are others who are also...
  19. Janna

    So, I'm Thinking Back

    to when Dylan was 3. 5. When I came here and he was 7 years old. "Severe ODD" is what he was labeled, haha! ADHD/ODD. He had been diagnosis'ed in the past. Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Mood Disorder, not otherwise specified. Disruptive Behavioral Disorder or something hahaha. Yeah, he was disruptive. Slammed his head...
  20. S

    8 Year old boy with Dev Delays and ADHD

    This is my first post here. I found you guys last night while doing a "Google" search for children with developmental delays. I have felt very isolated because of my sons issues, so it was comforting to see that I really am not all alone. I am not really sure what I am looking for in posting...
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