Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Is it childhood Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? No. It's adulthood Unreasonable Demand Disorder (UDD).

What causes defiance? Unreasonable demands. Nothing else. Stop them please if you wish to be called highly ethical. Make reasonable requests instead. As the saying goes, "You catch more bees with honey than with vinegar."

There is no such thing as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). It is among the many myths of mental illness.

The true illness is called Unreasonable Demand Disorder (UDD). It is a common plague among parents, teachers, policemen, parole officers, prison guards, shock "treatment" advocates at the Judge Rotenberg Center, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA's) when they do not seek the consent of the child to their behavior change interventions.

Why are demands unreasonable? How do you get the consent of a reasonable request? See the related post: "Gaining Consent from the Recipient of Behavior Modification."

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I am an advocate for people with disabilities certified to teach special education with a Master of Arts in Teaching. I am not a Licensed Psychologist or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. When in doubt, seek the advice of an MD, a PhD, or a BCBA. My ability to analyze the ethics of ABA stems from the fact that I am disabled and ABA interventions are often done to people like me, which I voluntarily accept, but only when I alone am the person granting consent, and not a parent, sibling, guardian, or institution.