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How do I care for someone with oppositional defiant disorder?

Because ODD is a behavioral disorder, parental care is an important element of treatment. In addition to behavioral therapy sessions with a mental health professional, your child will benefit from environmental changes at home. These include setting disciplinary guidelines, establishing rules, and building a consistent routine. Create a team atmosphere at home, and involve the entire family so that everyone is enforcing the rules consistently. Although it can be frustrating to care for a child with ODD, work to maintain your patience as much as possible.

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