Treatment Resources: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Diagnostic Information
DSM IV - Oppositional Defiant - (Scoll down to view criteria) - DSM IV Made Easy Website
NPR Broadcast

May 30, 2001 Crossing the Water: Working with Troubled Boys

More states are prosecuting teenage boys as adults and sending them to adult jails. Are there other options for these difficult kids? Juan Williams talks with adults who have worked in special schools for boys in tough situations and with young men who've been through these schools.

March 3, 1998 Juvenile Crime/Mental Health

The vast majority of children in the juvenile justice system reportedly have some sort of mental or emotional problem. But most of those kids don't get the help they need ... the institutions are often overcrowded and offer inadequate counseling, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs.

Selected Readings
The Defiant Child : A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas A. Riley
Defiant Teens: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention by Russell A. Barkley, Gwenyth H. Edwards, Arthur L. Robin
Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Review of Psychiatry Series, Vol 18, No 2) by Robert L. Hendren (Editor)
Handbook of Disruptive Behavior Disorders by Herbert C. Quay (Editor), Anne E. Hogan (Editor)
Multisystemic Treatment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners) by Scott W. Henggeler, Charles M. Borduin, Sonja K. Schoenwald
Power and Compassion: Working with Difficult Adolescents and Abused Parents by Jerome A. Price
Treating Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders in Children (Psychology Practitioner Guidebooks Series) by Arthur M. Horne, Thomas V. Sayger
Treating the Tough Adolescent : A Family-Based, Step-By-Step Guide (The Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Scott P. Sells, Neil Schiff, Jay Haley


Boys to Men - Emotional Miseducation - APA Monitor
Clinical Update: Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Disorders. By James Alexander. AAMFT (1999). Designed to educate therapists on topics such as diagnosis and assessment, terminology, BioMedical and associated considerations, treatment options, professional resources, and new decisions in service delivery.
Improving Lives, Not Just Infrastructure - APA Monitor
Parenting as Prevention - Learning What Works - AAMFT Article
Preventing Conduct Problems in Head Start Children - American Psychologist Article
When Interventions Harm: Peer Groups and Problem Behavior - American Psychologist Article

Helpful Links

DSM IV Made Easy Website - provides diagnostic information on most DSM IV categories
Dr. Bob's Website - DSM IV Codes - provides codes for each DSM IV category
Psychiatric Meds Info- links to the site