oppositional defiant disorder

  1. C

    Another Lovely Morning ( sarcasim) Soon Custody Battle

    I really hope we are in the right direction now with the medications and Neurologist.. still seeking Therapy for us all. Of course daughter refuses to go or get tested. I know shes under 18 and I can drag her kicking and screaming in. Their father all sudden is paying full insurance for them and still...
  2. S

    Introducing myself

    I've been lurking on the forum for a week or so now, reading and learning. I thought it was time to introduce myself; the forum has already proved to be a huge help in our ongoing struggle to find effective treatment for our difficult child. I'm a divorced and re-married (not officially yet, lol) single...
  3. Californiablonde

    difficult child 2 and his continuing sleep problems

    Ugh, I have no idea what to do anymore. difficult child has been taking 2 mgs of Inuniv for about two weeks now. His teacher says she has seen *some* improvement so far but he still needs to be redirected throughout the day. It's better than nothing. We didn't see any improvement at all at 1 mg so some...
  4. T

    New diagnosis

    My son has had health problems since 13 months. He had his first seizure then. He also has asthma, allergies (gets 2 shots once a week), was recently diagnosed with Aspergers and ODD. I've known for years that there was something "different" about my son. He is 11. The fits started at about...
  5. W

    A Confirmed Diagnosis and a Tentative Diagnosis

    So we have finally had the dr.'s appts. we have been waiting for. The paediatrician was on Saturday and not only did I appreciate him seeing my child on a Saturday but he spent quite a lot of time with us and never seemed rushed to leave - only focused on the situation at hand. difficult child was very...
  6. A

    My first post here...

    Please let me know if I need to add anything to my siggy (within reason, I'm a bit nervous about this being open to the public). I'm a homeschooling mom and you can see my kids status in my siggy. We got the diagnosis around October so we're still learning, trying to deal with all this. We knew...
  7. K

    Need Help with Defiant Teen, please....

    My son just turned 16 and is out of control. Behavior over the last 2 years include stealing money from my wallet, sneaking out of the house and driving my car (with no liscense), staying out all night, hanging out with bad kids (like himself), likely selling pot and smoking it, pretty much...
  8. E

    New To Group

    Hello, Well I guess I can say if I have found this site....I need help!! or to just feel common and know I am not the only one who has children who are a "little" okay a lot difficult at times :-) My middle child the child who is giving us the most extreme difficulties currently. We are having...
  9. R

    Strugglin' horribly with 11 year old with Conduct Disorder & Personality Disorder

    Good afternoon all. I am new to this site but very happy to have come across it. Perhaps, I can find a spark of hope again. I am completely exhausted today from stress and anxiety and not sleeping well last night so this won't be long, but I promise to return with more energy. I am a...
  10. F

    My 8 year old is DIFFICULT and I am struggling and need support...

    I am new to this site, and I am happy to make my first post! It is late, so I will get right to the point. We have anxiety/depression/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (and possible bipolar and ADHD) that run on both sides of our family. I myself have moderate depression/anxiety that isn't being managed very well at this...
  11. W

    Tic question

    So difficult child has tics...and I use that word loosely because there is no other word to describe it. Pre-medications he would hum CONSTANTLY and tap CONSTANTLY and you could tell some of the time he'd do it on purpose. After diagnosis of ADHD the humming has subsided as the tapping to some extent BUT...now he makes...
  12. V

    Concerta and Increased Aggression?

    My 6yo son just started on Concerta for ADHD a few days ago. He's been very aggressive the last couple days he has taken it. Has anyone ever experienced this?
  13. M

    Hi...again

    Not sure if this is the correct place to post an introduction of sorts, or more like reintroduction as I posted here a few times last year, but stopped because I wasn't sure if I "ethical", for lack of a better term, in discussing my step-children, so if I'm out of line, please feel free to move...
  14. W

    Just want 2 dr's to agree.

    neuropsychologist says my 7yr has had Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on left side of his brain. psychiatric. says he has AS. Pediat. says it's ODD. He had a brain MRI last week and showed nothing...SO Now what do we do?
  15. Z

    Introducing us

    Hello all. So glad to find this forum. I am married, mom to twin six-year-old boys; we live in the Hudson Valley. Right now we're homeschooling and it's driving me :rollingpin: The boys were born at 27 weeks and spent three months in the NICU. Twin A ("Bug") had a brain bleed when he was born...
  16. msmlb

    Vyvanse vs. Metadate CD

    I have been noticing that a lot of difficult child's with ADHD and ODD are taking Vyvanse. What is the difference between Vyvanse and Metadate CD? We tried a switch of daughter's medications back in April from Metadate CD to Concerta and her teacher reported that her impulstivity was in full swing and it was like she...
  17. F

    The saga of the IEP continues...we parted with no agreement and...

    The Special Education teacher is very young and has no kids and by the end of the meeting I wanted to choke her and I knew she wanted to choke me too...lol. To name just a few things that happened, the Psychologist, who I really liked, said that my daughter has SEVERE ADD. He said she couldn't do the...
  18. DS3

    ER Visit Last Night

    So last night, difficult child was jumping up the stairs (like a bunny rabbit -so says he) and landing on each one with his knees. He came down just right and managed to put a 1-2 inch gash in his knee with one of the nails that holds the carpet in place. Thankfully, his shots were up to date, and they...
  19. V

    New

    how do i join a group? Im new to all this and has no idea on where to start. thanks
  20. S

    I am at my wits end with this child! :P Please help.

    My name is Erin and I am stepmom to a 10 year old girl diagnosed with ADHD. Im pretty sure she suffers from ODD, but we don't have an official diagnosis yet. Her behaviour is completely out of control. She came back from her mom's house yesterday and was told to pick up her room. 2 hours...
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