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ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder and its Homeopathic Treatment

ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavioral disorder diagnosed in childhood, where a child shows an angry, irritable mood and argumentative, vindictive behavior. Even a well-behaved child can show anger outburst on certain occasions. But a child who is persistently angry, disobedient, and shows vindictiveness towards adults or authority figures may have a condition known as oppositional defiant disorder. Homeopathic medicines are deep acting constitutional remedies that bring excellent recoveries in case of oppositional defiant disorder. Chamomilla, Cina, and Nux Vomica are the top remedies for ODD.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines for Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Persistence of these symptoms calls for an evaluation of the child by a psychologist. ODD affects a child’s social, family and school life. It may lead to poor performance at school, antisocial behavior and substance use disorder.

Homeopathic Treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

With the use of homeopathic medicines, the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder seem to improve gradually. Various homeopathic medicines are used to treat oppositional defiant disorder, among which Chamomilla, Cina, Nux Vomica, and Anacardium Orientale are the top grade remedies. The significant advantages of using homeopathic medicines in ODD are that they are free from side effects and are not habit-forming. The homeopathic medicines to treat oppositional defiant disorder are prescribed after a detailed evaluation of every individual case.

Homeopathic Medicines for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Chamomilla – Best medicine for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Chamomilla is a top-ranked homeopathic medicine for treating oppositional defiant disorder. The key features to use Chamomilla are a very sensitive nature, excessive irritability, anger outbursts, sudden emotional outbursts and being spiteful. There may be violent outbursts of anger along with a tendency to use harsh language. The child remains extremely cross, irritable, unsatisfied and snappish. The child is hard to please and shows temper tantrums quite often. He/she can be very obstinate and demand many things.

Cina – Effective Remedy for Oppositional Defiant Disorder Where the Child is Easily Annoyed

Cina is an effective homeopathic remedy for oppositional defiant disorder where a child gets easily annoyed. The child is very touchy, and every little thing tends to annoy him. He/She may be highly irritable and get angry very often. There is a tendency to strike and bite other people in anger. Such children are also obstinate and fretful and get easily offended.

Nux Vomica – Natural Medicine for Oppositional Defiant Disorder with Marked Anger

Nux Vomica is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for oppositional defiant disorder with marked anger. Such children are headstrong, get angry quickly and insult others. The child often gets into quarrels and resists the wishes of other people. There is also a tendency to be easily offended by little things along with the above symptoms.

Anacardium Orientale – For Oppositional Defiant Disorder with Violent Language

Anacardium Orientale is a medicine used to treat oppositional defiant disorder where a child uses foul and violent language. There is a tendency to get angry suddenly along with the use of violent language. Such children tend to be cross and cruel. There is a tendency to swear, and such children often have a history of humiliation or verbal/physical abuse in the past.

Cause of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

The exact cause of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is not known, but certain genetic and environmental factors are thought to contribute towards the development of this disorder. Genetic factors include a positive family history of ODD and other personality or mood disorders. Environmental factors include childhood abuse, neglected childhood, and a negative home environment with family discords, harsh disciplining, and a lack of parental supervision. The child with oppositional defiant disorder may have other related issues including ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder), learning disabilities, communication disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

The child having oppositional defiant disorder may show various symptoms, like:

– getting angry often and losing temper easily

– speaking harshly and saying hateful things when upset

– getting into frequent arguments with adults or with people in authority

– throwing temper tantrums

– getting vindictive and spiteful

– blaming others for your mistakes

– deliberately annoying or making others upset

– is very touchy and gets easily annoyed by others

– refusal to act per adults request

– swearing and using obscene language

– refusing to follow rules

Four (or more) of the symptoms mentioned should be present frequently for at least six months to diagnose oppositional defiant disorder.

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  1. Good Afternoon Dr.

    First of all, I would like to thank you for your help in sharing your knowledge and information.

    As I’m great believe that homeopathy is effective, and safe to improve our well-being.

    I hope you can help me to help my daughter, she is nearly 9 years old and she suffers from ODD.
    At the moment she is taking Dr. Reckweg R54
    15 drops 3 times a day.

    It’s helping but she needs extra help and supports to keep her emotionally stable and concentrate.
    She also has therapy one a week

    • getting angry often and losing temper easily
    • speaking harshly and saying hateful things when upset
    • getting into frequent arguments with adults or with people in authority
    • throwing temper tantrums
    • getting vindictive and spiteful
    • blaming others for your mistakes
    • deliberately annoying or making others upset
    • is very touchy and gets easily annoyed by others
    • refusal to act per adult request
    • swearing and using obscene language
    • refusing to follow rules
    • Difficulty to explain herself
    • Avoid responsibility
    • Gives up easily

    Can you please advise me what I can add to her treatment.

    Kind Regards


  2. Hi doctor I believe my 10 y/o boy had ODD. exhibits a combo of cina and others. I have cina 30 c but would like to talk to you more about a good treatment.


  3. Tracy Siddons says:

    Hi Dr Sharma . I am in dire need of help for my son who has non verbal autism /global developmental delay / ADHD / and recent genetic testing shows possible Mitochondrial Dysfunction. The biggest problem we have is his behaviors. He has behaviors as if he has ODD. He is low functioning. Refuses to do anything he doesn’t want to. Now he is so big and aggressive in school. I have said he has ODD since he was very young like 2 years old. We have done 11 years of ABA with only some success.

  4. Amy Pfautz says:

    My son was recently diagnosed with ODD and ADHD. I am interested in trying to treat these with a Homeopathic approach. I’ve read Cina, Nox Vomica and Chamomilla are the top medicine to take for ODD and ADHD.
    Are all 3 to be taken together or do I just try one? How do I know how much to give my son? He’s 13 weighs 130lbs.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  5. Prashant Bansod says:

    Sir I am Prashant Bansod from Nagpur I am observing very symptoms of ODD in my son

  6. Lillian Sidrak says:

    Dr Sharma and Dr Kaur,

    For God’s sake… I am tired of giving my son drugs that psychiatrist provide and treat as an experiment on my son. We are at the end of our ropes. My son has ADHD, ODD, and is borderline intellectually disabled. The school has had it with him, the tension in the home rises, the insults pierce our ears. I can not find a good reputable homeopath. I am begging for an answer that is not a scam. Nicholas is 14 at the level of a 10 year old. Please help!

  7. Jyoti Dixit says:

    Kindly mail me.

  8. Megan McDonald says:


    My son is 4 and a half and fits all of the characteristics for ODD, although has not been diagnosed. Our biggest concerns are temper, irritability, deliberately annoying and spiteful, and won’t follow rules or listen. What remedy would you suggest and in what dosage?

    Thank you,


  9. My 10 year old has oppositional defiant disorder. We have used Nux in the past 1-2 per day what can
    We increase to treat his disorder?

  10. Teresa Griffin says:


    I have an adopted son who has severe ODD. He was born addicted to heroin and is missing his Corpus Callosum along with other white brain matter. He has learning and emotional delay. He is 11 and acts more along the lines of 4-5 years old. We have him on prescribed medications through a psychiatric physician, but his behaviors are growing worse and worse constantly. I am really interested in trying him on homeopathic treatment, but can’t afford to pay OOO for treatment. Is it possible to start him on a low dose of homeopathic meds without being evaluated in person? Would you be able/willing to help us? My husband and I are at our wits end. I get calls from school almost daily and our household is always chaotic due to his extreme anger outbursts. He literally fits every single symptoms listed above. He has been getting slowly worse since he was 3. He is now almost impossible to control. I appreciate any help you can provide.

  11. Omair Ahmed says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,

    My 10 year old son has several of the symptoms described above for ODD behavior.

    How can I determine which remedy is
    most suitable for him and in which potency?
    Based on the remedy descriptions, I think Nux Vomica is a good match.

  12. Diana Winters says:

    My child is 3 yrs old & has a DIFFICULT time with ODD. He recently started on Tenex 1/2 mg twice daily however I’m not sure it is helping. I’m looking into alternative treatment. His behavior is totally out of control. His birth mother (deceased at 23yrs) , maternal grand & great grandmother have all been diagnosed with Bi-Polar. Birth mother was on MANY drugs/alcohol 1st seven weeks of pregnancy. This little boy needs HELP. Help me to help him,

  13. Jessica Manela says:

    My 4 year old throws major tantrums when she can’t get or do what she wants. She is very stubborn and fixates on what she wants. Sometimes she will hit or pinch or pull hair. She also hasn’t been listening at all to basic things she needs to do – just flat out ignoring the grown up telling her she needs to get dressed, or brush her teeth, etc. She doesn’t specifically say no, she just acts like she doesn’t hear or doesn’t want to.

  14. B. Deghoria says:

    Myself B. Deghoria, living at Durgapur, WB. I have one son Rohan Deghoria, ago 19 years, studying class 12 cbse. My son suffers from ODD and ADHD, very violent, antisocial,, using very bad language, hates me a lot, outburst, making physical torture to parents. Please help me by your good advice so that he can be completely cured by your magical homeo medicine. Also inform duration of complete cure and cost thereof. Regards, B. Deghoria, CMERI Durgapur, WB M 7908004064, email

  15. Malini Maura says:

    Namaste and thank you for this excellent and helpful article. I am Siri godmother who are beautiful wonderful feisty six-year-old girl that has all of these characteristics of ODD and has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. She can be so loving and tender and then she can be so defiant and irritable and angry 🙏She was adopted at birth from Las Vegas and we live in California and what level of Camellia and bud vomica is best to start with 200 30. Or. 5. I have been taking different homeopathic’s for different conditions and find these remedies to be so very powerful and helpful and would like your guidance or suggestions as to how many and how often 🌸🌴🌈🦋💗Thank you so very very much

  16. Omair Ahmed says:


    My son is 9 years old. He is the youngest of 3 kids.

    His behavioral issues are:

    – not listening/obeying
    – using foul language
    – lying

    Please advise on approximate remedy.

  17. My son shows symptoms of odd frequently complains from school what should I give to him any homeopathic medicine and for how long

  18. Lakshmi Ramparas says:

    Dr. Sharma
    are you a medical doctor as well? Where are you located?

  19. Cathy Orlandi says:

    I have Lyme. I have to urinate 24 hrs a day for the past 3 years. Please help me

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