Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is childhood disorder in which sufferers show mental instability and an ongoing behavioural pattern of meticulous and flippant disobedience, hostility, defiance, anger towards authority figures, in particular teacher, parents, adults, doctors, nurses and police.
The poor behaviour often goes beyond what would be expected in a normal child. Usually if a child has conduct disorder then it is incorrect to diagnose oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). This disorder usually sees the patient suffering from a stubborn or angry type of behaviour.
Typical behavioural traits, such as excessive anger, are often persistent. The patient may experience temper spells and outbursts of rage or anger. A sufferer of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) may have a clear disregard for authority.
Do you or someone you know have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)? Help is available. You might qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.
The causes behind oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are often associated with toxic upbringing. Children who have been exposed to poor parenting practices particularly from parents who take drugs or are alcoholics are 18 percent more likely to suffer from ODD. Raising a child in an environment where discipline has broken down and an atmosphere of disobedience is being shown by the parents themselves will be a key factor in the development of the disorder.
Symptoms for a patient suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) include:
- Regularly argues
- Anger and resentment becomes part of everyday behaviour
- Puts the blame on others despite themselves being the guilty party
- Schooling problems (e.g. often attends detention)
- Spiteful and revengeful
- Easily angered
Disability Tax Credits for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Are the symptoms described familiar to someone you know and love? Do you know someone who is suffering from the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder? You may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credits and benefits worth up to $40,000 from the government of Canada. Contact HandyTax today!