Live Webinar on April 6: How Oppositional Defiant Disorder Ruptures Families — and How You Can Learn to Manage It
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn how to manage oppositional defiant disorder on Tuesday, April 6 at 1 pm ET.
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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
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
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.
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