When considering if a child may have Oppositional Defiant Disorder, it is important to also assess the child for disorders such as depression, panic/anxiety disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, and similar conditions. Students who have been struggling with these issues without the benefit of diagnosis or treatment may be much more likely to behave in a manner that resembles Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Though Oppositional Defiant Disorder is more commonly diagnosed in boys, girls can develop this disorder.
Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
While there is no guarantee that all children will respond the same as the children mentioned in this article, it is a known fact that no pharmacological treatment exists to manage ODD. Cannabidiol (CBD), is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant, with little to no side-effects, both short- and long-term, and the results that parents have reposted in treating ADHD, ODD, ADD and ASD, has been encouraging and could pave the way for future clinical studies.
She kept hitting a dead end.
Even their family members treat him differently and get annoyed with him easily and quickly. This is the most painful scenario given it is family doing this too since they should be more understanding. She has tried so many things to help him fit in, calm down, and to cope with his condition.
Based on the available research, which is limited, because it’s still considered a fairly new product, finding the right dosage for each person/child is different. As suggested we started out small. We began with one vial dropper of the 500 mg sublingual CBD for each kid. Over a period of a month we found the right dosage for each one of our boys.
– More balanced moods
First, we bought a low-grade bottle of CBD oil at grocery store. We wanted to start out small and with a low milligram to test the effects. From the first drop of sublingual oil, we noticed a slight change in calming effects. That first night both of our boys slept through the night for the first time in months. In spite of the CBD, they both were still struggling behavior wise, but we didn’t expect a miracle overnight. After further research, we found a well known and established CBD product distributor, and made our first big purchase. We bought a variety of sublingual oils and gummies. The package included bottles of 500 mg and 1000 mg CBD.
We have seen such a positive change in both of our boys since we established a healthy routine of CBD oil in their daily regimen. Our oldest son, Brennden, has not been able to stop taking his Adderall just yet, because the medication helps him focus in ways I am not sure CBD oil will ever offer him. Nonetheless, we have been able to reduce his Adderall milligram use per day. CBD oil has been incredible for our family. Not only has it helped our children in many ways, but both my husband and I have been able to use CBD to reduce anxiety, stress, and pain relief. We used to struggle as a unit to find balance and peace, as well as offer support to our children through the highs and lows of these disorders. But not so much these days.
My husband and I really struggled with the idea of putting our son on medication. Trust me when I say, we aren’t those parents who believe traditional medicine is the devil. We don’t disagree with that way of thinking either, we just prefer to identify a balance between homeopathic remedies and the need for traditional medicine, if we can. However, the concept of putting our young son on a medication that has addictive trends is not something we settled with easily.
“He would destroy a classroom,” she said.
Treating minors with medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado for as long as medical marijuana itself has — nearly two decades. In 2016, lawmakers even allowed caregivers to administer medical marijuana to minors on school grounds.
After ‘Zombie’ Medications, A ‘Miracle Cure’ With CBD
In late July of last year, Trujillo got a call from Denver’s Department of Human Services. She had been reported on suspicion of physically abusing her son, according to her file with the department. In phone calls Trujillo recorded and provided to CPR, a caseworker named Lindsay Loos is clearly heard discussing Jonah’s marijuana use.
It was after those incidents that Trujillo turned to edibles and CBD oils for her son. She said his behavior has done a 180°. She praised cannabis for the change, calling it a miracle cure.
Based on her first-hand experience with these cases, Lusero wishes there was more discussion about the traumatic effects of removing a young child from their family, even for a short period of time.