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.
In Part One of my series on ADHD and aggression we talked about some of the possible contributing factors to your child’s aggressive outbursts. Some of these factors may include anxiety, an inability to deal with anger and frustration, impulsivity, sensory processing difficulties, and difficulty with understanding consequences. No matter the…