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ODD vs. ADHD: The Facts About Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit

Roughly 40 percent of children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) also have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or a related conduct disorder. Could your child's defiance, anger, and disobedience be symptoms of ODD? Find out everything you need to know about the ADHD vs. ODD link.

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  1. I haven’t applied the program in the recommended explosive child book, but I defiantly recommend the book. There is also an app. You will have to do some research and probably get with a doctor to find things to do as far as helping your child with the social delays, but I honestly felt more heard by listening to the book. It answered a few questions I had.

  2. – often argues with adults
    – often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules

    Some issues I had as a school student, and still have many decades later is that:
    – adults can often speak nonsense
    – adults are often illogical with what they say, so I need to clarify
    – adults expect you to conform to social norms that are nonsense or illogical
    – adults often think that just because they are adults, that what they say is correct
    – adults often make up rules, just for the fun of exerting control over non-adults
    – adults often assume that all non-adults are stupid or less intelligent than them
    – adults often make requests that make no sense.
    – adults hate being treated, and spoken to, as an equal
    Managers and bosses often have these same bad traits when dealing with their subordinates – or their team.

    Recently, I have been working with an army officer who requests very directly and unambiguously. Some other workers think that she is rude, I just think that she removes the pseudo-politeness.

    My family lived to England while I was in junior high school. The common theme in England to crowd control was to say “You wouldn’t want to be the odd one out”.
    As I was the only foreign-born student in the school, that didn’t make a lot of sense.
    No-one really expected me to understand the ‘proper’ way to do things, so that enabled me to do my own thing.

    One example of English pseudo-politeness is — “Do you mind if I comment that I don’t think that is a good idea” Is that a question or a direction?
    I eventually worked out that it meant “STOP THAT NOW!”

    I really think that ODD can be a resistance to conform to nonsensical demands. At least in my case – (because it is not my fault — Ha Ha)

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