ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavioral disorder diagnosed in childhood, where a child shows an angry, irritable mood and argumentative, vindictive behavior. Even a well-behaved child can show anger outburst on certain occasions. But a child who is persistently angry, disobedient, and shows vindictiveness towards adults or authority figures may have a condition known as oppositional defiant disorder. Homeopathic medicines are deep acting constitutional remedies that bring excellent recoveries in case of oppositional defiant disorder. Chamomilla, Cina, and Nux Vomica are the top remedies for ODD.
Persistence of these symptoms calls for an evaluation of the child by a psychologist. ODD affects a child’s social, family and school life. It may lead to poor performance at school, antisocial behavior and substance use disorder.
Homeopathic Treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
With the use of homeopathic medicines, the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder seem to improve gradually. Various homeopathic medicines are used to treat oppositional defiant disorder, among which Chamomilla, Cina, Nux Vomica, and Anacardium Orientale are the top grade remedies. The significant advantages of using homeopathic medicines in ODD are that they are free from side effects and are not habit-forming. The homeopathic medicines to treat oppositional defiant disorder are prescribed after a detailed evaluation of every individual case.
Homeopathic Medicines for Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Chamomilla – Best medicine for Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Chamomilla is a top-ranked homeopathic medicine for treating oppositional defiant disorder. The key features to use Chamomilla are a very sensitive nature, excessive irritability, anger outbursts, sudden emotional outbursts and being spiteful. There may be violent outbursts of anger along with a tendency to use harsh language. The child remains extremely cross, irritable, unsatisfied and snappish. The child is hard to please and shows temper tantrums quite often. He/she can be very obstinate and demand many things.
Cina – Effective Remedy for Oppositional Defiant Disorder Where the Child is Easily Annoyed
Cina is an effective homeopathic remedy for oppositional defiant disorder where a child gets easily annoyed. The child is very touchy, and every little thing tends to annoy him. He/She may be highly irritable and get angry very often. There is a tendency to strike and bite other people in anger. Such children are also obstinate and fretful and get easily offended.
Nux Vomica – Natural Medicine for Oppositional Defiant Disorder with Marked Anger
Nux Vomica is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for oppositional defiant disorder with marked anger. Such children are headstrong, get angry quickly and insult others. The child often gets into quarrels and resists the wishes of other people. There is also a tendency to be easily offended by little things along with the above symptoms.
Anacardium Orientale – For Oppositional Defiant Disorder with Violent Language
Anacardium Orientale is a medicine used to treat oppositional defiant disorder where a child uses foul and violent language. There is a tendency to get angry suddenly along with the use of violent language. Such children tend to be cross and cruel. There is a tendency to swear, and such children often have a history of humiliation or verbal/physical abuse in the past.
Cause of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
The exact cause of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is not known, but certain genetic and environmental factors are thought to contribute towards the development of this disorder. Genetic factors include a positive family history of ODD and other personality or mood disorders. Environmental factors include childhood abuse, neglected childhood, and a negative home environment with family discords, harsh disciplining, and a lack of parental supervision. The child with oppositional defiant disorder may have other related issues including ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder), learning disabilities, communication disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.
Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
The child having oppositional defiant disorder may show various symptoms, like:
– getting angry often and losing temper easily
– speaking harshly and saying hateful things when upset
– getting into frequent arguments with adults or with people in authority
– throwing temper tantrums
– getting vindictive and spiteful
– blaming others for your mistakes
– deliberately annoying or making others upset
– is very touchy and gets easily annoyed by others
– refusal to act per adults request
– swearing and using obscene language
– refusing to follow rules
Four (or more) of the symptoms mentioned should be present frequently for at least six months to diagnose oppositional defiant disorder.