An Untreatable Case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

by Carol W. Berman, M.D.

March 2, 2017

Everything that I said, Joe* contradicted. If I told him that he should take his meds, he would say, “no.” It was so frustrating. He solicited my advice, and then would contradict me about sleep hygiene, the best foods to eat, how to behave, etc.

Joe* was a fairly new patient who I was just getting to know. Even though he was 40 years old, it seemed that he had ODD, “oppositional defiant disorder,”…

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