Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – mental functions


Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is childhood disorder which shows mental instability and mental functions breaking down. The child usually displays 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 above and beyond what would be expected in a normal child. Usually if a child has conduct disorder then it is wrong to diagnose Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). This disorder usually sees the patient suffering from a stubborn or angry type of behaviour.

Typical behavioural traits include excessive anger, often persistent. 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 who know may 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 Oppositional Defiant Disorder (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 Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).


Symptoms for a patient suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) include:

  • Regularly argues
  • Anger and resentment part of everyday behaviour
  • Puts the blame on others despite themselves being the guilty party
  • Schooling problems, often attends detention
  • Spiteful and revengeful
  • Easily angered

Disability Tax Credits for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

There is help and assistance available when you think you are ready to make that change. Everyone deserves a second chance. Treatment will help you feel more like your old self again and allow you to better and learn to value yourself.

Are the symptoms described familiar somehow to you? Do you know someone who is suffering from mental functions associated with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?

Do you suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Or do you know someone in your family who suffers from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Is the disorder seriously affecting your quality of life? You might be eligible for the Disability Tax Credits and benefits. Contact us today!