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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ODD

As you may know one of the forms of autism that I have is called ODD, or Oppositional defiant disorder.
According to the DSM-5 it is defined as a pattern of angry/irritable behaviour, or vindictiveness lasting at least six months, and is exhibited during interaction with at least one individual that is not a sibling.
To gain a diagnosis of ODD an individual needs to present atleast four of the following traits,

  • Often loses temper
  • Often argues with adults
  • Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules
  • Often deliberately annoys people
  • Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
  • Is often touchy or easily annoyed by others
  • Is often angry and resentful
  • Is often spiteful or vindictive
Life with ODD isnt always the easiest as I am unable to do things that I am told to do, as I'm getting older I have found ways to cope with it. One of the mosst common ways that I try to follow requests asked of me is to convice myself it is something that I want to do, something that I choose to do. With that said, it doesnt always work, but I think it's better that I atleast try to work around it than just allow it to take over my life.
I doubt my ability to ever get and hold a job, I mean if I cant do even simple tasks, how am I supposed to go day in and out being told what to do. I honestly cant even begin to imagine the kind of person that I would need to be my boss in order to get a secure job for myself.


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