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Is it ODD or Something Else?

Many kids and teens come to me with a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), which means that they have a hard time with the word, “no” and don’t easily follow rules or requests. Kids with ODD face many challenges in the classroom, at home and socially. Their constant agitation, poor impulse control and simple…

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Is it ODD or PANS/PANDAS?

With cases of PANS/PANDAS on the rise due to the increase of infectious disease, PANS, PANDAS and autoimmune encephalopathy (AE) and similarly to ODD, they should always be ruled out as a source of oppositional and defiant behaviors, especially when there is a sudden onset. Without a situational stressor or a traumatic event precipitating a…

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