Oppositional defiant disorder

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Tue April 22, 2014

Coping With Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Social Worker Cynthia Holcomb helps "Mrs. Smith’s" son by teaching him coping skills.
Credit Carla Eckels

Oppositional defiant disorder, ODD is characterized as argumentative, hostile, defiant behavior, and is reported to affect up to 16 percent of young people. Sometimes ODD is one of several behavioral disorders that can cause problems at school and at home. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports...

Families who must live with ODD face a sensitive and often difficult path. Because of that we are not using actual names for this story.

“Mrs. Smith” lives in Sumner County. Several years ago, she married into a family which included a child who showed signs of having the disorder.

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