ODD is possibly one of the most difficult disorders to live with and the pressure it is placing on you and your family is very understandable. You can enrol in a parent management course which will provide you with strategies to cope with your daughter's behaviour. It may also be beneficial for your daughter to undergo cognitive behavioural therapy, however, by the very nature of ODD she will likely resist this suggestion. Developing coping skills for you first will better enable you to deal with the next steps. Please contact The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on 011 262 6396 or 0800 20 50 26 for a specialist in your area who can provide such a course.
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