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Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Aggression in a Young Man with Mental Retardation: Long-Term Treatment in a Community-Based Setting
Clinical Case Studies
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Casey A. Holtz, Marquette University
  • Amber L. Barcelona, Milestone, Inc.
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
12 p.
Publication Date
2-1-2008
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Disciplines
Abstract

A longitudinal, intensive treatment program is described that was implemented over an 8-year period in a community-based setting for a young man with mental retardation and oppositional defiant disorder with severe physical aggression. The development of this disorder and its systematic treatment are described, with new components added based on improvement in the individual’s behavior. The individual made steady progress and has maintained good behavioral stability for the final three years of the treatment program. This paper highlights the inherent difficulties of applying empirically validated treatment strategies in community-based settings.

Comments

Accepted version. Clinical Case Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (February 2008): 42-53. DOI. © SAGE Publications 2008. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Robert A. Fox, Casey A. Holtz and Amber L. Barcelona. "Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Aggression in a Young Man with Mental Retardation: Long-Term Treatment in a Community-Based Setting" Clinical Case Studies (2008) ISSN: 1534-6501
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/54/