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Can oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) be prevented?

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It may not be possible to prevent ODD. But spotting it and acting on symptoms when they first appear can help lower the distress to your child and to your family. You and other family members can learn how to recognize ODD symptoms when they come back. A nurturing home that balance love and discipline can help ease symptoms and prevent future episodes of defiant behavior.

From: Oppositional Defiant Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)."

KidsHealth: "What Is ADHD?"

healthychildren.org: "Disruptive Behavior Disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)."

KidsHealth: "What Is ADHD?"

healthychildren.org: "Disruptive Behavior Disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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