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How does oppositional defiant disorder affect quality of life?

ODD can negatively affect quality of life not only for children who have the condition, but also for the entire family and others around them. Children who struggle with ODD symptoms in school can be a burden to their teachers and a distraction to the class. A child may have difficult relationships with peers and siblings, creating stressful situations for all involved. Parenting a child with ODD can be very frustrating. Behavior modification techniques learned in therapy must be consistently reinforced. Patience and forgiveness are important qualities to foster in the home during treatment.

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