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

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Deane Shore Berson, MD
(719) 475-9363
1424 N Hancock Ave 3 West
Colorado Springs, CO
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1968

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

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John H Mahaffy, MD
(719) 630-8665
926 N Royer St
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Rosalyn Israel Knepell, MD
(719) 447-9467
13 S Tejon St Ste 502
Colorado Springs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1982

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Fred H Michel, MD
(719) 572-6151
220 Ruskin Dr
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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Scott Helm Mc Clure, MD
(719) 578-9149
90 S Cascade Ave Ste 810
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1979

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Honie B Wilson Crandall, MD
(719) 577-4036
10 E Monument St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1967

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179 Parkside Dr
Colorado Spgs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
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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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