Copper Toxicity and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
High levels of copper and other mineral imbalances as well as the present of heavy metals can result in symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is defined as an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior for a period of at least 6 months.
In order for a child or adolescent to qualify for a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, these behaviors must cause considerable distress for the family. They will also interfere significantly with academic or social functioning, including problems with learning school material or making friends, or placing themselves in harmful situations.
High Copper Levels and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
There is a often strong correlation to those high in copper with other altered minerals and heavy metals relationships than can trigger symptoms of ODD. Doing a hair test will inform you of your exact mineral status and help you determine our level of copper as well as other nutrient imbalances. Once these are corrected with nutritional rebalancing, the symptoms of ODD can be reduced dramatically.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) include:
- Anger that is excessive or persistent
- Being unwilling to compromise or negotiate
- Blaming others
- Blatant hostility towards others
- Blatant and repeated disobedience
- Deliberately acting in a way that will annoy others
- Disregard for authority
- Frequent temper tantrums
- Refusing to follow rules
- Resentful of others – they often take revenge.
- Willingly destroying friendships
- Difficulty concentrating
- Failure to “think before speaking”
- Frequent frustration
- Consistent feelings of annoyance
- Difficulty making friends
- Loss of self-esteem
- Persistent negativity