The Myths of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
My child is holding us hostage!
“Everything is a fight. Nothing is easy”!
I can’t begin to count the number of patient evaluations or school consultations I have done over thirty years that begin with these words. Parents and kids usually struggle with this dilemma long before they get a psychiatric consultation.
In school, teachers and paraprofessionals, social workers, psychologists, and administrators have often spent hours huddling about these students, with emails and phone calls flying between home and school.