Oppositional defiant disorder treatment in Kerala

Oppositional defiant disorder is characterised by a recurrent pattern of defiant, disobedient and hostile behaviour towards authority figures that persists for at least six months. There are different shades of this disorder depending on whether those with the condition are angry, irritable, argumentative, defiant or vindictive. The first signs begin to show during childhood but it stays into adulthood in the case of around 10 per cent of those affected by it. Family discord, socio-economic disadvantages, anti-social behaviour among parents and genetics are considered possible triggers/sources for some people developing such tendencies.

Defiant, oppositional and hostile behaviours are characteristic of both oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, although there are important differences between these two conditions. One common behaviour shown by people having this condition is the destruction of property.

We are psychotherapy specialists equipped to help people overcome difficulties they face by using highly effective types of therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy and experiential therapy.

Medication is not usually recommended in the treatment of mild to moderate psychological problems. However, in some cases, it may be helpful to consider a combined approach and our psychiatrists would be able to advise you further on this.

Our psychotherapists are highly trained and qualified mental health professionals with competence as either Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, Clinical Hypnotherapists or Clinical and Counselling Psychologists. Our mental health professionals have the necessary skills, competence and experience to help you overcome the negative thoughts and embrace a positive attitude in life.