Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Troubled Teens

Is your teen struggling with Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

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Critical Note Regarding Oppositional Defiant Disorder Intervention: Before ANY other intervention options are implemented for teen oppositional defiant disorder we recommend a serious look at the Total Transformation Program. Why? Read Here, or consider the intervention comparison on the right. Also note that we (the authors of InsightPros) are professionals in the residential treatment care industry. We have operated residential treatment programs at every professional level from line staff to transitional and executive directors. We know the strengths and the vast weaknesses of residential programs. Before you throw your money into residential treatment take an honest look at working with your teen's oppositional defiant disorder through The Total Transformation Program.

Parents with teens who are struggling with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) are often so stressed that the idea of sending the child to a boot camp or military school seems quite attractive. But there are better, more effective options for helping ODD Teens. The best starting point is with a local therapist who specializes in ODD issues. It's important to note that without proper intervention a high percentage of ODD Teens (est. 52%) will progress to Conduct Disorder within three years. We're here to help the parents, families, and friends of ODD Teens to find the best intervention possible. Inexpensive and FREE HELP for you, and for your troubled teen exists.

With proper support and your commitment, you can give your troubled teen a greater chance at success ... for happiness ... for life.

Does your teen match or struggle with the criteria below? Is your family life in chaos? Are you looking for FREE or inexpensive help? Order The Total Transformation Program (Right Side of Page).

    Does Your Teenager Struggle With the Following?

    A pattern of negative, hostile, and defiant behavior, outside the norm for children or teens of comparable age or development level, that lasts at least 6 months, wherein the following issues are observed:

  • Frequent Temper Tantrums
  • Regular Defiance of Adults or Authority Figures
  • Can't Accept "No" For an Answer
  • Arugmentative Behavior with Adults
  • Intentional Attempts to Aggravate Others
  • Projecting Responsibility for Misbehavior to Others
  • Easily Angered "At The Drop of a Hat"
  • Vintictiveness - Wanting to "Get Back" at Others
  • Refuses to Comply with Adult Requests or Rules
  • Is Touchy and Easily Annoyed
  • Often Angry or Resentful
  • "You can't make me," attitude

    Do the following apply to your teen?

  • Do these behaviors cause obvious difficulty for your teen to function socially, academically, or in a work environment?
  • Are these behaviors consistent? That is, do they only occure during "episodes" of psychotic or mood disorders, or are they a constant and expected pattern of behavior?
  • Your teen HAS NOT been diagnosed with Conduct Disorder
  • If your teen is OLDER than 18, he/she HAS NOT been diagnosed with Antisocial personality disorder

    Signs that YOU are dealing with an ODD Teen include the following:

  • You feel like you are always "walking on eggshells"
  • You're fearful of what might trigger the next outburst or argument
  • Your family life seems stressed to the breaking point on a regular basis, especially when the struggling teen is present
  • Whenever you try to "do what's right" in dealing with the ODD teen, setting appropriate boundaries, consequencing, etc., it all seems to turn out wrong.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Troubled Teens

There are many causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. A therapist and a doctor should be your first stop in trying to determine if, in actuality, your troubled teen has ODD, and what course of medical and/or therapeutic intervention should be taken. However, regardless of the final diagnosis, you should remember that your consistent attempts at good parenting, and at maintaining a strong, caring relationship, are among the most important things your troubled teen needs.

Don't give up on ODD Teens, and don't give up on yourself. It is important to realize that if your teen's defiance is, in actuality, caused by a disorder, not only are you not at fault, you may be one of the few authority figures in his/her life who has the unique relationship, love, and concern that can help him/her through the disorder.

Parents who struggle with ODD Teens can learn very powerful techniques in approaching the problems of defiance that are not traditionally understood by parents. Many parents who seek help for their defiant teens often have a similar response to the suggestion that they need to change themselves: "What?! I'm not the one with the problem!" We respond with the suggestion: learn additional skills to elicit the cooperation and respect of your defiant child, which include powerful crisis intervention strategies, appropriate limit-setting, and effective, consistent in-home structure.

Be VERY careful with intervention. If you choose to employ a residential program (RTC, Boot Camp, Wilderness Program, or Boarding School), make sure that the decision is made WITH the advice and consultation of a therapist AND an educational consultant. The wrong intervention could be catastrophic, waste money and time, and fail to produce the long-term results you are hoping to see.

Be certain that the intervention you choose builds, rather than destroys your ODD Teen's self esteem, instilling life-long positive change while dealing with the core issues of his/her disorder.

An abusive or overly restrictive setting may not build the confidence and self-esteem your ODD teen needs, and may actually be counter-productive in dealing with ODD issues.

Many parents choose to pursue interventions that address the symptoms of deeper ODD issues. Attacking the symptoms will drive the destructive behaviors underground - only to resurface at a later date. This approach wastes valuable time and resources and may even make things worse.

You have made the right choice in seeking help. The next step is to take action. We have vast experience in the treatment care industry. We have worked in the industry. We have lived in the industry. We have seen what works ...... and what doesn't.

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