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a teen participates in oppositional defiant disorder treatment Dealing with the ups and downs that accompany the teenage years can be exhausting for parents. Arguing, disrupting others, contact gaming, and other ways of acting out are all common teenage behaviors. Sometimes, though, these behaviors can get out of hand. Oppositional defiance disorder (ODD) is a behavioral condition that leads to frequent acting out. Thankfully, oppositional defiance disorder treatment can provide short-term relief and long-term improvement. 

Family First offers adolescent mental health treatment programs for boys 13-18. Our center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a safe space for troubled teens to work through their challenges and develop healthier coping mechanisms. We also work closely with parents to develop better, more constructive home environments. Call 888.904.5947 to get started. 

ODD Is More Than Acting Out 

Disagreeing with parents is common for kids of all ages, even as early as three. Throwing tantrums could be related to hunger, pain, or wanting their way. These incidents don’t necessarily mean a child has ODD, but when these defiant behaviors become consistent, frequent, and disruptive to daily life, then it may be more serious. 

Some signs of ODD include:  

  • Losing temper often 
  • Arguing with adults 
  • Deliberately annoying others 
  • Easily angered or annoyed by others 
  • Blaming others for mistakes or misbehavior 

A mental health professional can help you determine if your child is living with ODD. If they are, oppositional defiance disorder treatment can help manage their symptoms and put them on a better track for the future.  

How Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Teens Affects Their Lives 

Teens with ODD may struggle to maintain healthy relationships, both at home and in school. They may have difficulty following rules and respecting authority figures, leading to conflicts with parents, teachers, and peers. This can also lead to issues with academic performance and overall success in school. 

ODD can also impact a teen’s emotional well-being. It is not uncommon for teens with ODD to experience feelings of anger, frustration, and low self-esteem. These negative emotions can further contribute to their challenging behaviors and make it difficult for them to develop healthy coping mechanisms. Left untreated, teens can continue to struggle with their mental health well into adulthood. 

Our Approach to Teenage ODD Treatment  

We understand that every teen is unique and requires an individualized treatment plan. With more than 120 years of combined clinical experience, our team of professionals at Family First has the expertise and compassion to provide effective behavioral health treatment for your family.  

Helping Teens 

Acting out isn’t the root cause of your teen’s mental health. They’re likely struggling with underlying issues that manifest in challenging behaviors. Our treatment approach addresses these underlying issues and equips teens with the skills and tools they need to manage their emotions and behaviors in a healthy way. 

Teens engage in individual and group counseling, experiential therapies, and educational classes to better understand themselves and learn healthier coping mechanisms.  

Supporting Families 

We believe that family involvement is crucial in helping teens with ODD. That’s why we work closely with parents to address any family dynamics or challenges that may be contributing to their teen’s behavior. We offer family therapy sessions and provide resources and support for parents to create a more positive home environment. 

Call Family First’s Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Center in Florida 

Don’t wait for your teen’s ODD to worsen. Early intervention is key in managing symptoms and promoting long-term improvement. Family First’s oppositional defiant disorder treatment can help your teen work through their challenges and develop healthier behaviors that will benefit them for life. Call 888.904.5947 or contact us online today to find out more about our approach and to get started. We’re here to support your family every step of the way.