What is Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

If you are reading this, you may be interested in what CD and ODD are. First I want to very clear; I do not know if anyone in my family has a “disorder”. There has not been a diagnosis and I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist who can make these determinations.

Do I have my own suppositions? Yes. I certainly do. And I do not talk about those publically. I do talk about concerning behaviours that I have witnessed. And I leave each individual to make their own determination. We are all entitled to our own opinions.

I can discuss very toxic types of behaviour. And I can tell “my story”. I have a right to tell what I have witnessed and experienced.

At the end of my book, I quote Anne Lamott:

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.

Last year, I shared my book with the Mental Health Book Club Podcast ladies, Becky and Sydney. They read the book and did their Podcast. After their broadcast, the ladies did 3 more Podcasts talking about certain subjects that arose by reading the book.

The Secret Psychiatrist that the ladies talk with, joined them in one podcast which talked about CD and ODD. These are childhood disorders and often are not spoken about. I thought it was important to post this podcast.

The psychiatrist has made some possible determinations herself and has also suggested many helpful treatments.

I will warn anyone listening to the podcast, there may be certain subjects and “triggers” that may be upsetting. 

Trigger warning: this podcast discusses extreme cruelty to animals.

I have also linked to a website that will help as well.

Thank you all for your support.

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