oppositional defiant disorder

  1. D

    New here

    I just joined today and I am not quite sure how to begin. my daughter is 9 and will turn 10 next week. we have been dealing with behaviorial issues since she was 2. the terrible 2's led into 3, 4 and beyond. we found out when she was in kindergarten that she had learning issue. she was...
  2. H

    Another newbie...

    Hi all, I'm new here and grateful for your support, insight, and help. Our middle son has struggled, intermittently, throughout life. He actually performs well, or has until this year. With the start of Middle School, he's making a spectacular nosedive that's heartwrenching to watch. He's...
  3. I

    Kids who react badly to stimulants...

    I'm looking to find any advice from parents whose children react badly to stimulants. My difficult child has tried Concerta, Adderrall, the patch (Daytrana) and all have caused horrible side effects, primarily: - not eating - difficulty falling asleep - violent outbursts - facial tics - psychosis (like...
  4. smallworld

    Wecome Eden!

    Eden, I've copied your post into its own thread so that folks here will notice it and have the opportunity to welcome your properly. Welcome aboard! My difficult child is a total BEAR in the mornings and will rip anyone to shreds who even talks to him (especially me gently trying to help him get up and...
  5. P

    At my wits end . . .

    I am - of course - new to this site. I don't know where to turn. I am a single mom of a 6yr old girl. She has been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD and the Dr. also thinks that she has Tourette's. I have no one where I live that I can talk to. She goes to a therapist every other week and has been for...
  6. SRL

    Sadlady Intro Post

    (I've moved your post to a thread of your own, so answers to two parents won't get confused. SRL) "My adopted daughter will be 7 in two weeks. She has ADHD/ODD. She has a total disrespect for me and my husband. Sometimes I am very sorry I adopted her. It's not the way my life was to go. I am...
  7. P

    I tho't parenting would be fun

    My eight year old son was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade by pediatrician. Last year, after second grade, his therapist suggested a psychological evaluation which said he also had depression and should have follow-up with psychiatrist. Long story short... I went to his therapist today, for...
  8. T

    New 'symptom', totally bewildered

    My difficult child was diagnosed ADHD/ODD a couple of years ago. We went through the gamut of medications for this, until finally using daytrana patch, 10 mg, the lowest dose, which works extremely well for the focus/impulsiveness, but is wreaking havoc with her appetite. For this reason, I do have an appointment. set up...
  9. L

    Help,we had our 5 yo admited for the 1st time.

    I am searching for any help for me possible. I have a 5 yo little boy who has had problems before with aggression and attention problems.During the summer he had been at home and we have managed him well.We have a very strict schedule and rules with set consequences.We do not see violence or...
  10. mstang67chic

    Treat me as if I'm a newbie

    When I was starting out on my road to difficult child-ness, I didn't know about the wonderful resource of this site. I now have a friend who will be logging on for the first time later tonight. She has an elementary age son with severe ADHD and a (first) meeting with the school tomorrow. I want to have...
  11. gizbywife

    Where to Begin? <---LONG - Sorry

    Hi. I am going through the roof with my difficult child's situation. He's 13 and we don't know what to do or where to go next. He is currently in an alternative education (partial) program offered by an area school district where he is doing "all right" but still having bouts of depression, lying...
  12. J

    Nervous about Starting Medication...

    Long story made short... my neighbor is a behavior specialist within our school district, most recently having worked in daughter's elementary school. I spoke with- her at length about Sam & his behavior issues, and gave her copies of all the material I have (evaluations, IEP, parent write-up). She...
  13. smallworld

    Lamictal question

    We’ve been doing some medication changes for J now that school has ended. We finally got him off Depakote completely and haven’t seen a return of his mania (yeah!). He’s on 100 mg BID Lamictal and 5 mg Lexapro – and he’s still depressed. He’s lying around the house, not wanting to do anything but...
  14. Steely

    How do YOU stay calm in a difficult child meltdown

    I need help, ideas, and advice, on staying calm in the middle of my son's meltdowns, rudeness, manipulations, and his attempts at blatantly pushing my buttons. I used to be the most calm mom, ever - and now I have lost whatever it was I used to have, and with just one button pushing statement...
  15. S

    New Here - Hell of a Day & month

    Hi Everyone. New here, it's my first post. I am the Mom of a 14 & 3/4 year old son, Tim. I knew Tim had been sneaking out, riding his bike about 5 miles one way to see a 'girl' sometime between 1.00 am - 5.00 am, usually on weekends. I nabbed him coming in the door on a couple of...
  16. L

    Newbie - Sort of!

    Hello again. I was here before and not to sound rude I was really hoping that I was one of the one's that found the right medication and all was right in my daughter's world! WRONG!! Nov 05 - Diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Was Almost hospitalized, stabalized on Zyprexa Nov 06 - Doesn't want...
  17. D

    Worst Christmas ever

    I was having a great day with three of my seven children then all hell broke loose when I grounded my twelve year old son because he was getting frustrated at a video game which translated into him being really verbally abusive toward his younger sister. I tried to ignore it and not engage him...
  18. E

    Does my daughter have a conduct disorder?

    I've been having serious behavior issues with my 7 y/o daughter that started around October. She's always been a little "different" than my other children with her behavior, always very immature, gets into trouble etc. But since around October the teacher has been sending home note after note...
  19. change

    true conduct disorder???

    I don't know what to think. I've read a ton about ODD, CD, Bi-Polar, etc. and my children's birth mother was bi-polar. If you look-up my previous posts, you'll see what went on with my children and see what is going on right now with my daughter. In the past couple of months alone, she has been...
  20. T

    TURNERS SYNDROME and Behavioral Disorders?

    My daughter (11 yrs) has had behavioral problems most of her life, and they have gotten only worse. Though she has had home issues through a bad divorce, I was wondering how many other children with Turner's Syndrome have the same sort of problems. Her latest evaluation. says that she don't have NLD...
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