Oppositional Defiance Disorder is one of the most common psychiatric conditions to coincide with ADHD. ODD can be a tricky condition to treat since medications are usually targeted at the underlying condition, such as ADHD, rather than the condition itself. On the other hand, therapy, parental interactions and environment are all key components of the successful treatment of Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
Over a third of children with ADHD have a second psychiatric diagnosis, and one of the most common diagnoses to be found with ADHD is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). This diagnosis causes a lot of frustration for parents, teachers and the children themselves. The disorder is lumped together with ADHD, in part because they occur…