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oppositional defiant disorder.

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sheepgomeep Thu 10-Jul-08 21:32:37

does anyone have any experience of this.

Not sure if it should be in special needs too

Marina Thu 10-Jul-08 21:34:16

No, but hope you get some replies with experience
I would put it in SN too

lenny101 Thu 10-Jul-08 21:42:26

No but hopefully someone along soon. Just read a small piece on it. You must be exhausted if you have first hand experience. x

Heated Thu 10-Jul-08 21:54:42

If your dc is at school, how supportive have they been with the diagnosis? I know mine don't use the term - but they do refer to anger management which is good.

sheepgomeep Thu 10-Jul-08 22:05:23

thanks for replies

ds has adhd but he also fits the symtoms of odd pretty spot on.

Hes with CAHMS but I find them useless for support.

I will put it in special needs too

mindfulmama Fri 11-Jul-08 08:04:16

I am pretty sure that having ADHD means you can't get diagnosed with ODD as they are seen as separate disorders with some similar features.So having ADHD means you will be quiteoppositional and defiant at times, but ODD has to be without ADHD I think!! There are some very good resources for ADHD ... have you seen the book learning to slow down and put the brakes on ? there are lots of useful books designed for kids actually... try amazon Also do you use fish oils? There are reasonably easy to swallow capsules in lots of flavours and there is a medical evidence base for their usefulness.
Don't know if that helps?

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