Tag Archives: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

It’s the hidden disabilities that keep kids out of church

The study found that the children most likely to be excluded from church are those with autism spectrum disorders and common mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and ADHD. Continue reading

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Why and How Childhood PTSD Is Often Misdiagnosed

Here are some reasons childhood PTSD is often misdiagnosed. Continue reading

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A Parent’s Greatest Fear

“I was afraid that I did something to cause my child’s problems.” Continue reading

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Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder a description or a diagnosis?

My problem with the diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is that establishing the diagnosis doesn’t tell you anything about what to do to treat it. Consider it a “lite” version of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder without the severe, protracted tantrums or meltdowns.
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Dr. G’s Resource of the Month for Children’s/Student Ministry Staff, Volunteers

The AACAP resource centers provide a one-stop shop for staff, volunteers and parents in search of a better understanding of common mental health conditions that pose obstacles to church participation and spiritual development. Continue reading

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