Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Trinity Teen Solutions

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Trinity Teen Solutions
is a faith based residential treatment center for troubled girls who are experiencing oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). By providing daily opportunities for spiritual growth and development, our biblical approach to behavioral issues is very effective. We excel in working with girls who have had a disconnect somewhere along the line, which has led to unacceptable behavior. Our academic program gives students a chance to turn their lives around through a quality education and a change of heart which comes from a personal relationship with God. We are dedicated to providing unique opportunities to troubled girls who are struggling with oppositional defiant disorder. For more information, call Trinity Teen Solutions at 307-202-8400.

Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behavior toward parental and other authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior. Teenagers suffering from this disorder may appear very stubborn and often angry. The diagnosis of ODD is very similar to conduct disorder (CD) and sometimes difficult to distinguish between them.

All children are oppositional from time to time, especially when they’re hungry, stressed, upset or tired. They might even talk back, defy parents or others, disobey and argue. Oppositional behavior is sometimes a normal part of development for small children of two to three years old and some early adolescents. But, openly uncooperative and hateful behavior among teenagers becomes a serious worry when it is so often and consistent that it stands out when compared with other teens and when it affects their academic, social and family lives.

Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder may include:

Frequent temper tantrums
Excessive arguing
Often questioning rules
Active defiance and refusal to comply
Deliberate attempts to annoy
Blaming others for misbehavior
Easily annoyed
Frequent anger and resentment
Mean and hateful talking
Spiteful attitude
Revenge seeking

A child who presents some of these ODD symptoms should be evaluated by a professional. It may be important to watch for other disorders which may be present, such as ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and learning disabilities. It may be difficult to improve the symptoms of ODD without treating any other disorders.

Parents, if you want to stop your out-of-control teen’s oppositional defiant disorder and restore peace and sanity into your home, call Trinity Teen Solutions. We can provide the right catalyst for your child’s complete transformation. Our Admissions Specialist is on standby, call 307-202-8400, today.