ADHD & ODD - Which came first?
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|Sun, 07-13-2003 - 8:59pm|
I'm not sure about giving this ODD label. If the child is being successfully treated for the ADHD, after a while, will the ODD go away? In other words, when the child can slow down, start paying attention, and decrease their impulsive tendancies - then adults and other kids will like them better, they'll start getting positive messages and this snowballs the other way (hopefully) to where the child is able to comply and "be good."
Does the ODD label add just another unnessary negative label on a kid?