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Child Oppositional Defiant Disorder Support

If you have noticed that your Child or Teenager has a behavioural problem or if you have been advised to seek help for your child because there is concern that they may have ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder – we will be able to help you.

ODD can be a difficult disorder to diagnose so a specialist in this area is advised. Our team have many years' experience in diagnosing and treating children with ODD. We are also able to offer professional support and guidance for your family in order to cope and effectively manage the situation.

Call us on 0203 326 9160 and we can discuss your situation and arrange for an appointment with one of our team.

Support and Treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Diagnosis of ODD can be difficult and should be made by a Child Psychiatrists who are experienced in this area.

It is common that Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) may also coexist so this also needs to be diagnosed correctly.

Treatment has to be bespoke dependent on the child but may include medication, Psychological support, counselling and often the support of an Educational Psychologist to provide support for learning and development and advice and support for working with the school to support your child.

Signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

The common signs of ODD include:

  • A pattern of negative, hostile and defiant behaviour lasting at least six months during which four or more of the following are present: often loses temper, argues with adults, actively defies adults' requests, deliberately annoys people, blames others, touchy or easily annoyed, angry or resentful or spiteful or vindictive.
  • This behaviour causes clinically significant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning.
  • The behaviour doesn't exclusively occur during a psychotic or mood disorder.
  • The behaviour doesn't meet the criteria for CD or antisocial personality disorder.

Symptoms of the disorder are typically more evident in interactions with adults or peers whom the individual knows well, and thus may not be apparent during clinical examination. Usually individuals with this disorder do not regard themselves as oppositional or defiant, but justify their behaviour as a response to unreasonable demands or circumstances.


If you have concerns about your child and are seeking treatment for ODD please do call us on 0203 326 9160 and we can help and advise you and arrange an appointment with one of Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrists.

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You don't need a GP referral to see one of our experts.

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