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Live Webinar on January 22: The ADHD-ODD Connection: Similarities, Distinctions, Stigma, and Proven Treatment Strategies

Register below for this free expert webinar on ADHD and ODD with David Anderson, Ph.D., on Tuesday, January 22, at 1 pm ET.
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Research shows that a significant percentage of children with ADHD meet the criteria for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), a closely related mental health disorder characterized by a well-established pattern of behavior problems that is often diagnosed in early childhood. ADHD and ODD are associated with stigma and public misconception, leaving many parents wondering how to be sure about their child’s diagnosis; how to find effective, research-based interventions; and how to best support their child at home or at school.
The first step for any parent is to understand how clinicians make diagnostic distinctions between ADHD and ODD — and how to partner with a provider on an appropriately targeted intervention. Non-medication interventions for ADHD and ODD often require effort and time from already-busy parents and teachers. It’s important for parents to be well-informed about treatments that work and how best to advocate for their child.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The differences between ADHD and ODD, and how they may affect your child’s developmental trajectory
  • The genetic and environmental links to ADHD and ODD, and how these can affect treatment approaches
  • How parents, educators, and providers can establish a framework for support of a child with ODD
  • Immediate, practical strategies that can be implemented by parents and educators to improve a child’s behavior
  • Evidence-based resources that parents and educators can use for diagnosing and treating ADHD and ODD

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

David Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Director of the ADHD & Behavior Disorders Center and the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach at the Child Mind Institute. He specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD, behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. His expertise includes behavioral parent training, school-based consultation and behavioral support, and cognitive behavioral therapy. School-based programs directed by Dr. Anderson have provided workshops and services for more than 1,600 parents and nearly 5,000 educators, while also delivering interventions and social-emotional skill building groups for more than 10,000 students. Dr. Anderson frequently lectures and leads workshops for policymakers, parents, and educators, and he has contributed to media and mental health outreach efforts for organizations such as ABC, Time, CBS, Fox, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and NPR.

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  1. I have always assumed that ODD is common with ADD people because they are non-conformists, and smart enough to see the underlying nonsense and hidden agendas in many rules and social expectations.

    So called ‘normal’ people are so able to conform to nonsense rules, that I do wonder if half the world is just stupid.

    Hmmph

  2. My 12 year old son has never “officially” been diagnosed with ODD, but has been with ADD. He exhibits all the signs of ODD – all the time – when not on his methylphenidate medication for his ADD. When not on his medication, he never willing complies to any request that is made of him.
    He always argues back, retaliates, lies, or refuses to cooperate. When on his medication, he can still be defiant and oppositional, but not as often or to the degree that he is when not on medication. Is the medication helping treat ODD, or is it just giving him more pause between thought and impulsive reaction.

  3. My question is about the adhd/odd connection. What treatment s are available for an adult with these conditions. I was undiagnosed as a child and suffered thru life until i was finally diagnosed at 47.

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