The Effects of Oppositional Defiance Disorder on Your Son
We can help your son with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or ODD, a psychiatric disorder that can emerge in childhood, in which he exhibits argumentative behaviors, regularly refusing to obey you and, to put it simply, is basically in a nasty mood (particularly around anyone in positions of authority).
While many boys may evidence some of these characteristics at different times, if your son is intentionally troublesome or belligerent, exceptionally insubordinate, clearly angry or ill-tempered, continually in opposition with authority, malicious, maybe even blaming others for his mistakes, he might have ODD.
How We Can Treat Your Son’s Oppositional Defiance Disorder at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch
If not treated, ODD is a trying condition, both for you and him. It is vital to categorize his Disorder properly, in order to be certain that his actions don’t exacerbate, possibly leading to issues with powers that be, or behaviors that are harmful to himself.
In addition to possibly having other, correctable conditions (i.e.: ADHD or depression), ODD is seen as a precursor to other, more severe problems such as conduct disorder, criminal behavior and substance abuse.
Useful behavioral therapy might focus on how to prevent problematic thoughts or behaviors from accidental reinforcement. Instead, use of positive reinforcement and praise for suitable behaviors are key to successful treatment.
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch…Transforming Troubled Boys into Young Men of Character
The very first Teen Challenge Adventure therapeutic boarding school, we are still finding innovative new ways to help troubled boys, even after 40 years of service. We are a Christian therapeutic boarding school and ranch; dedicated to aiding troubled boys get a new start in life.
Our approach to value education is very structured and disciplined. Teen Challenge utilizes a faith-based, integrated model of intervention, with Biblically based methods that incorporate concepts and techniques from various psychological approaches, all presented in a loving Christian environment. We see academic success as a key to your son’s long-term life success
Our Teen Challenge program in Arkansas offers a nurturing environment where teenage boys 14-17 can find unconditional support and guidance. If your child is suffering from behavior issues, depression, or is making choices that cause harm to himself or others, we are here to help. Since 1973, we’ve been here to help boys suffering from a variety of personal issues, especially including: self-destructive behavior and thoughtless attitudes, failing in school, or school expulsion, addictions and drug use, reactive attachment disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), PTSD, and depression.
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