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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

&

Conduct Disorder (CD)

Within the family of Behavioural Disorders, we find in addition to the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

  • The Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • The Conduct Disorder (CD)

 

If your child has a persistent and developmentally inappropriate level of anger, irritability, provocative behaviour and oppositionality, it is likely that you are faced with an Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

It falls into the category of Disruptive Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders.

These disorders are characterized by a lack of control of emotions and behaviour, up to the violation of the rights of others and social norms.

If the symptoms persist for more than six months and cause impairments in personal and social functioning, there are the criteria for diagnosing an ODD, if the child's age is around 6 years old.

We instead talk about Conduct Disorder (CD) if the debut is around 12 years of age.

Direct observation of the child, as well as conversations with parents and teachers are essential for a correct diagnosis.

Our intervention will be aimed at:

enhancing interpersonal skills, problem solving and anger management skills

in all areas of the child's life.

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