Symptoms And Behavior Therapy ( Dbt )

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a mental health disorder often found in children. Retrospective research has found that symptoms appear as early as four years old (Lifetime). ODD is described by an angry or irritable mood, vindictiveness, or argumentative and defiant behaviors (DSM). This disorder often involves difficulties with interacting with others (DSM). Also, ODD has been associated with emotional and externalizing behaviors along with being linked with depression and conduct problems (developmental). The focus of this research is to see if Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) would have positive outcome on patients diagnosed of ODD. Since ODD involves emotional and externalizing behaviors along with problems interacting with others, DBT skills training may be useful in helping patients learn appropriate ways to cope with their emotions and to properly communicate with others. These are some reasons that suggest that DBT would have positive outcomes for patients with oppositional defiant disorder. DBT is typically used to treat adults with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This treatment method involves multiple components: skills training, individual therapy, consultation between client and therapist outside of the session, and team meetings between the therapists involved (Overview). There have been previous adaptions of DBT that have been found effective n treating adolescents (Overview). DBT is typically used to treat adults since symptoms of BPD don’t
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