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7.12.06

How do you figure out if your child has ODD/ADD...

Question:
How do you figure out if your child has ODD/ADD
without all the costly Dr's appointments?

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Response:
If your child has only four of the following characteristics, she/he is
ODD. And ODD never travels alone, so it wouldn't be surprising if he/she
has some ADHD symptoms going on as well. 30% to 40% of ADHD kids also
have ODD:

1. Often loses temper
2. Often argues with adults
3. Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules
4. Often deliberately annoys people
5. Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
6. Is often touchy or easily annoyed by others
7. Is often angry and resentful
8. Is often spiteful and vindictive

All of the criteria above include the word "often". Recent studies have
shown that these behaviors occur to a varying degree in all children.
Thus, researchers have found that the "often" is best solved by the
following criteria.

Has occurred at all during the last three months:
· Is spiteful and vindictive
· Blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior

Occurs at least twice a week:
· Is touchy or easily annoyed by others
· Loses temper
· Argues with adults
· Actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules

Occurs at least four times per week:
· Is angry and resentful
· Deliberately annoys people

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