posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 08:09 PM
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I'm insulted. Apparently psychiatrists think that simply because children question authority, that they have a neurological disorder.
Opositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a diagnosis described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as an ongoing
pattern of anger guided disobedience, hostilely defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior.
People may appear very stubborn and often angry. A diagnosis of ODD cannot be given if the child presents with conduct disorder (CD).
So...I mean, a disorder? An actual disorder? Let's look at the symptoms.
Signs and symptomsSome signs and symptoms that must be perpetuated for longer than 6 months and must be considered beyond normal child behavior to
fit the diagnosis are:
The child must exhibit 4 out of the 8 signs and symptoms listed below in order to meet the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic threshold for oppositional defiant
Actively refuses to comply with majority's requests or consensus-supported rules
Performs actions to deliberately annoy others
Angry and resentful of others
Blames others for his or her own mistakes
Has few or no friends or has lost friends
Causes constant trouble at school
Spiteful or seeks revenge
Touchy or easily annoyed
Generally, these patterns of behavior will lead to problems at school and other social venues.
This is atually probably one of the most nonsensical things I've ever read. Why is that we strive to 'diagnose' every little thing? Is it
possible your child is just a dick? Or he's smarter than your average bear?
Is it possible that children recognize that un-questioning faith and obedience is a bad thing to have?!
I'm at a loss for words at how idiotic this whole concept is..
Somebody please enlighten me as to nature of this 'disorder' and why we've wasted countless hours attempting to figure out what is wrong with
children, when there apparently isn't anything wrong, other than they have a problem with authority.
edit on 10/8/2012 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)
Thank you for showing me your misguidedness, hopefully today I will educate because this lack of understanding is insulting. Ive had experience with
this illness/mental disorder, my little sister had it.
If you think they are just diagnosing children with this for a couple of moments of questioning authority?
no way man.
My sister is only 14 now, when she was in primary school, it started happening, stealing, lying, she stole a bunch of 5c coins from a charity coin
trail at her school.... 5c coins! Its all done for attention, a big game show to them. When she would lie it would be so obvious, it would be to the
point where my parents would have caught her lie out with evidence and she would still deny it.
When she was 13 she was caught wagging and hanging around 18 yr olds, you would warn her and she would say ok yeah. I know and be really genuine about
it and just go do it again.
This is only one straw of hay in a stack.
Docs ended up accusing my mother and father of being unfit to take care of her considering all the police knocks at the door,
This is where it gets worse... my mother... torn and distraught after being called an unfit mother at wits end with this girl she has tried over and
over again to reason with only to have it spat in her face again gets a call from the people who took her away telling my mother that she was too out
of control for the care they put her in....
Now I dont even know where my little sister is because of this damn misunderstood disorder.
Hear some stories of people who have actually experienced it before making an opinion next time.