mcnamak replied to your post: 2morrow I get 2 meet a new therapist, …
Is ODD even a real thing? It sounds like something made up for when a parent doesn’t like the fact that their kid is a teenager.
well like. p much all mental illnesses are simultaneously real and made up, in that certain brains objectively do certain things but the certain things they do aren’t objectively an illness, though looking at it through the lens of illness helps some people and is valid, there are other lenses that are also valid
but no, I don’t think ODD is a good disorder to have in the DSM. I think framing defiance as a sickness to be treated is really bad b/c it so so so so so easily leads into (pretty much is) “we are making you compliant for your own good” and “if you don’t agree with us on a thing it is just a symptom of your illness”; I think ODD presentation can often be the presentation of a kid who is responding to/fighting back against abuse