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Bruce Harry Peters, MD
(719) 630-1510
2301 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 202
Colorado Springs, CO
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Neurology, Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963
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Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose Hosp, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Academic Neurology Clinic

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Kenneth Ray Gamblin, MD
(719) 578-1119
963 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1968

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John Lawrence Fleming, MD
(719) 386-6500
606 S Tejon St
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jeffrey Hirsh Rinsky, MD
(719) 471-3995
90 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Douglas Tulloch, MD
179 Parkside Dr
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1963

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Patricia Ann Fodor, MD
(719) 473-3272
175 S Union Blvd Ste 310
Colorado Springs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992
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Hospital: Cedar Springs Psych Hosp, Colorado Spgs, Co
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David Martin Elwonger, MD
(719) 442-0251
606 S Tejon St
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co

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Dr.Scott Mcclure
(719) 578-9149
90 S Cascade Ave # 810
Colorado Springs, CO
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Elizabeth A Hogan, MD
(719) 447-0488
606 S Tejon St
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Psychiatry
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Mary Margaret Braud, MD
179 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder- A Better Treatment Option

Disorders - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Written by Anthony Kane, MD   

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a childhood psychiatric disruptive behavior disorder.

ODD children typically are aggressive toward others. They tend to intentionally bother and irritate those around them. In addition, these children rebel against authority and will refuse to obey instructions for no particular reason. Oppositional Defiant Disorder children cause a lot of problems for those around them and are particularly difficult for parents, teachers, and other adults whose position demands obedience and authority.

Oppositional defiant children have trouble taking responsibility for their actions. Every problem, obstacle, or setback is always someone else's fault. These children are stubborn and continually test limits. They frequently and unpredictably get angry, throw tantrums, and try the patience of those around them. ODD children break rules and refuse to take direction, even early in childhood.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder children tend to be manipulative. They are quite skilled at causing conflict all around them. They are very good at pitting adults against each other. Often an ODD child in the home will turn parent against parent, parents against teachers, and induce discord in those around them.

In short, ODD children:

  • Easily lose their temper
  • Constantly argue with adults
  • Refuse to carry out requests
  • Won't obey rules
  • Intentionally bother those around them
  • Continually test limits and authority
  • Refuse to accept responsibility for their own mistakes or misbehavior
  • Are easily annoyed
  • Frequently get angered, resentful, spiteful, or vindictive.
  • Are mean when upset
  • Take revenge when they feel wronged
  • Throw temper tantrums even when older

There are a number of drug interventions that are used to treat ODD children. The focus of these drugs is to treat the other conditions that often accompany Oppositional Defiant Disorder in the hope that the ODD will also improve. However, to date, there is still no proven medical treatment that addresses Oppositional Defiant Disorder directly.

At this time, the primary way to treat Oppositional Defiant Disorder is through parent training programs. These programs are extremely effective in improving defiant behavior and are the only effective way to deal directly with ODD.

The main problem with parent training programs is that they are extremely expensive. Usually these programs are led by a psychologist or another mental health professional, last many months, and can carry a price tag of several thousands dollars. However, parents who have the money and are willing to spend it, find that these programs do make a difference.

However, a new study now suggests that parents have a better option.

Recently, researchers at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago tested three different ways of administering parent training ...

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