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Old 05-09-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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Thank you for your response . He wasn't diagnosed with the Add . I understand some of it but he did graduate with a 3.25 GPA with no meds . He has had a job althrough high school and still has that job and started another one . He graduated the highest ranking ROTC cadet in he's class . And isn't a troubled kid . His anxiety is like all of ours when we are nervous. He melted into society very well but has a passion to serve his country . The ODD is written once on his records and I'm wordering why the doctor wrote it when it was adhd we were addressing.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Thank you for your response . He wasn't diagnosed with the Add . I understand some of it but he did graduate with a 3.25 GPA with no meds . He has had a job althrough high school and still has that job and started another one . He graduated the highest ranking ROTC cadet in he's class . And isn't a troubled kid . His anxiety is like all of ours when we are nervous. He melted into society very well but has a passion to serve his country . The ODD is written once on his records and I'm wordering why the doctor wrote it when it was adhd we were addressing.
I would go back to the doctor and ask the doctor to explain the diagnosis.

This said, according to this article,

Some experts suggest that ODD may be tied to ADHD-related impulsivity. “Many kids with ADHD who are diagnosed with ODD are showing oppositional characteristics by default,” says Houston-based child psychologist Carol Brady, Ph.D. “They misbehave not because they’re intentionally oppositional, but because they can’t control their impulses.”

https://www.additudemag.com/oppositi...iant-disorder/

I know this for a fact, Over a third of children with ADHD have a second psychiatric diagnosis, and one of the most common diagnoses to be found with ADHD is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).

In term of joining the military, I don't think ADHD by itself would disqualify a person from the military, however, it places significant restrictions on being able to enlist. Having ADHD may also restrict the individual from certain duties or positions (this is determined on a case by case basis).

Here is the link.
http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-A...-Military.aspx
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