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Avery’s House is an inpatient treatment center in Arizona. We offer therapy for teens dealing with ODD and CD. We work with children and teens ages 11-18. Since no two teens are alike, we design our treatment plans specifically for each person.
What Is ODD?
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) is a pattern of disobedient, defiant behavior toward authority figures. The behavior can also be hostile and typically lasts longer than 6 months.
The symptoms of ODD significantly interfere with a child’s or teen’s day-to-day functioning. The symptoms are different from the behavior of children or teens of the same age and developmental levels.
The symptoms of ODD can include:
- Negative attitude
- Low frustration tolerance
- Frequent temper tantrums
- Often questioning rules
- Often swearing or saying obscene things
- Argues excessively with parents and other authority figures
- Refusing to follow the rules/defiant behavior
- Easily annoyed by others
- Purposely attempts to annoy or upset people
- Blaming other people for their mistakes and behavior
- Makes hurtful and hateful remarks when upset
- Seeks revenge
- Often mean, spiteful or vindictive
Anxiety is the second most diagnosed mental disorder in children ages 3-17
What is Conduct Disorder?
Conduct Disorder (CD) is a behavioral disorder that can affect children and teens.
Children and teens with conduct disorder have difficulty following rules and do not respect the rights of others. They also have difficulty showing empathy and may have violent behavior problems.
Symptoms of CD can be mild, moderate, or severe. These symptoms include violation of rules, destructive behavior, deceitful behavior, and aggressive behavior.
Some symptoms of CD include:
- Skipping school before the age of 13
- Running away from home
- Staying out way past curfew at a young age
- Alcohol and drug usage
- Early sexual activity
- Destruction of other’s property
- Repeated lying
- Breaking into homes or cars
- Enjoys being cruel to other people
- Using weapons
- Starting fights
- Lack of empathy toward others
- Trouble showing emotions to others
- Disobeying parents or authority figures
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
Avery’s House promotes healing and growth through the work of our team and the excellence of our program.
Josh Lemieux – Admissions