Obsessive behaviors

Ob.sess.ive/ be.hav.iors 


Obsessive behavior refers to a person who is unhealthily fixated on certain things. A person, who suffers from obsessive behavior, is controlled by their actions and are deeply conflicted. A psychological disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, may be to blame for a person's obsessive, negative behaviors. However, OCD is not always the culprit for a person’s obsessive behavioral patterns. Negative behaviors, such as self-harm or drug and alcohol addiction, are also considered obsessive behaviors.

It is crucial for individuals who struggle with obsessive behaviors to be treated for their disorders. Obsessive behavior by definition, is difficult to overcome or change, and can nearly be impossible to overcome by one’s self. The longer obsessive behavior goes untreated, the more difficult time it will be for a person to effectively overcome such behaviors. For this reason, it is imperative for afflicted individuals to seek immediate treatment.

A dynamic and effective treatment solution, such as wilderness therapy, can assist individual's who suffer from obsessive behaviors. Through treatment, wilderness therapy can accurately identify and treat underlying issues that may be causing the behaviors.

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

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n. noun

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a psychological disorder an individual develops during childhood. ODD is characterized by negative behavioral patterns including, rebelliousness, disobedience, and hostility directed towards any authority. Oppositional defiant disorder's diagnosis may be identified after a child displays severe, defiant behavior for six months or longer. 

When speaking in generalities, children typically demonstrate some sort of defiant, or rebellious behavior.  However, ODD is a very different form of disobedience. Children who suffer from oppositional defiant disorder, are nearly impossible to control, defy any and all type of authority regardless of potential consequences. In other words, their behavior’s level of defiance is a severe one, which may cause parents to reach a state of pure helplessness.