Treatment of Oppositional Deficient Disorder
Comprehensive treatment for ODD may include medication, consultation with school staff, individual and family therapy. A variety of approaches may be incorporated in the treatment of ODD. These include individual psychotherapy, parent training programs, social skill training and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Different methods are used for children and adolescents suffering from Oppositional Deficient Disorder and are designed specifically for the individual child.
Individual and Family Therapy: This kind of counseling can help the child to express feelings in a healthy manner and manage anger
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: During this kind of therapy for treating Oppositional Deficient Disorder, the therapist coaches parents when they are interacting with their children. They can do this by using audio devices to guide the parents’ strategy to reinforce the child’s positive behavior.
Cognitive Problem Solving Training: This kind of therapy for ODD aims to help the child identify and change the patterns that lead to behavioral patterns. Collaborative problem solving method for treating Oppositional Deficient Disorder includes participation of both the child and parents to find a solution to problems.
Social Skills Training: During this treatment course for Oppositional Deficient Disorder, a child is trained how to interact effectively and positively in a social set up to improve his/her relations with peers and others.