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“How Oppositional Defiant Disorder Ruptures Families — and How You Can Learn to Manage It” [Video Replay & Podcast #349]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#349), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on April 6, 2021.

Episode Description

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of ADHD’s most common co-existing conditions with a 20-45% comorbidity rate, yet little is known about its causes and treatments. This lack of meaningful awareness and understanding is even more puzzling when you consider how ODD ruins the lives of so many children and their families.

Children, adolescents, and adults with ODD are genetically and neurologically hardwired to oppose, thwart, and frustrate everyone who they perceive as telling them what to do. This brings them into conflict with virtually everyone — teachers, law enforcement, employers, and especially parents and spouses. Individuals with ODD lead lives of conflict that troubles and tortures them, their families, and their personal and professional lives.

ODD is a separate condition from ADHD with its own unique symptoms. It’s important to recognize these hallmarks — and to anticipate and prevent the problems that ODD creates. Successful treatment often requires behavioral management techniques and pharmacological strategies, though there is no medication approved by the FDA explicitly for the treatment of ODD. Creative techniques are often required for engaging people with ODD in therapy.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How ADHD and ODD overlap in symptoms, genetics, and treatment
  • How ODD may spontaneously go away or get much worse and develop into Conduct Disorder
  • How to implement the two behavioral treatments for children and adolescents with ODD
  • How to use medication in conjunction with behavioral management techniques
  • How untreated ODD/CD can damage lives, relationships, families, marriages, and jobs

RSD Research

To participate in the rejection sensitive dysphoria research mentioned by Dr. Dodson, please email empathyrsd@gmail.com with the following information: name, email address, age, and whether you have clinician-diagnosed ADHD or not (control group).

Watch the Video Replay

Enter your email address in the box above labeled “Video Replay + Slide Access” to watch the video replay (closed captions available) and download the slide presentation.

Read More on ADHD Research

Will Anything Solve My Child’s Defiance and ODD?

4 Easy-to-Miss Characteristics of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on April 6, 2021, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker

Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 25 years. He was named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his clinical contributions to the field of ADHD (2012).  He was recipient of the national Maxwell Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities (2006). Dr. Dodson is semi-retired and maintains a consultative practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado. | See expert’s full bio »


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Listener Testimonials

“Thank you so much for an excellent overview of ODD. It’s an extremely challenging and isolating condition for the struggling child and the entire family.”

“This webinar was very elucidative. I really appreciated that Dr. Dodson was straight forward and didn’t sugar coat the topic.”

“As a mother of a 26 year old brilliant, incarcerated son, I have received so many answers. I wanted to cry because of all those years on my own trying to deal with this unknown. At least I now have answers.”


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