ODD and Conduct Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder can be challenging conditions that impact a person’s ability to manage their emotions and behaviors. ODD is characterized by a pattern of anger, irritability, and a tendency towards argumentative or defiant behavior. A person with ODD may struggle to regulate their emotions, blame others for their mistakes, or act out in ways that are harmful to themselves or others.
Similarly, Conduct Disorder is marked by repeated negative behaviors that can include aggression to people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violation of rules and laws. These patterns can cause significant disruption to the person and their family and can be difficult to manage without the right support.
Fortunately, there is hope for those struggling with these conditions. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, we can work together to identify triggers, develop coping strategies, and promote more balanced behaviors.