Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

ODD is defined as "a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behaviour, or vindictiveness" in children and adolescents.

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What is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

The behaviour of young people with ODD is characterised by the tendency to harass and irritate others deliberately. ODD is a disorder that occurs in children. It makes the person involved less flexible than his peers. As a result, they are less able to cope with changes. Also, young people with ODD are often frustrated; they quickly get upset and cannot cope well with setbacks. This causes tantrums and rebellious behaviour.

Every young person sometimes rebels. Only when the negative behaviour is not by age-related behaviour standards, occurs more often than average, damages the fundamental rights of others, has been occurring for a long time and is not caused by other circumstances can one speak of ODD.

ODD differs from CD (conduct disorder) in a way that teenagers and young adults suffering from that disorder tend to be aggressive towards people or animals, destroy other's property, and show a pattern of theft or deceit.

How we treat ODD

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics, we help young people deal with ODD pleasantly and function positively in society. We do not look at the 'stamps' that young people were given in the past or the things that young people 'cannot do' or 'do wrong', but rather at their talents and qualities. Yes We Can Youth Clinics strives to reduce any medication that the teenager or young adult receives to zero or as little as possible during the treatment.

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Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers and young adults who are suffering from a wide variety of mental health issues. If you have any questions at all, you can always contact us. We cannot stress enough that we are always there for you, whether you sign up for treatment in our clinic or not. 

You can reach us by phone from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (GMT +1) via phone number: +31 (0)85 02 01 222. Your call will be forwarded after business hours, on weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and on the weekends. Please note that it might take longer than usual to answer your call. If we cannot reply to the call right away, please leave a message, and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also fill out our contact form.

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Would you like to register a teenager or young adult (aged 13-25) for treatment at Yes We Can Youth Clinics? Please fill in our intake form, and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers ten weeks of intensive residential treatment. During the treatment, there are also four days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised in collaboration with our partners worldwide.

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