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Aggression, Temper Tantrums and Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Little Mountain Homeopathy Client Testimonial

My 3 year old son entered a very trying period where he was very easily frustrated and flying into rages for no apparent reason. I took him to Little Mountain Homeopathy where we met with Sonya and had a very thorough conversation about his personality, likes, dislikes, symptoms, etc. Within a couple of weeks of taking the recommended remedy my son became much more even tempered. He no longer flies into rages nor has temper tantrums and seems much more content.

Sonya was able to discern that my son had an emotionally challenging period a few months earlier and that he needed a supportive remedy to help him get back on track.

I wouldn’t hesitate to take my son back to Little Mountain Homeopathy should something else come up. I was impressed with his care and the change in his behaviour.



The first line of defense against excessive childhood aggression and/or temper tantrums is adequate parenting and discipline. Parents may find books such as “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” by Dr. Karp a useful guide on how to handle their out of control child. Parents who have tried these techniques without success should consider homeopathic treatment for their child.

Contrary to societal beliefs, aggression and temper tantrums are often not signs of inadequate parenting. Often the aggression is just a symptom of the child’s deeper emotional disturbance which may have been triggered by either by an emotional or physical trauma. Genetics also often play a role. Homeopathy heals the disturbance by bringing the body/mind back into balance. Once the disturbance is healed, the aggression and tantrums lessen and gradually subside.

Homeopathy has also been proven to be useful in the treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) as well as ADHD.

Case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Female/ 5 yrs
Diagnosis: Attention Deficit and Disruptive Manipulative Behavioral Disorder with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

The child was bought to the clinic with an unusual symptom that she would pass urine and stool daily as soon as she would reach the staircase of her house. To avoid this, the mother would daily pick up the child from the school, would make her pass urine and /or stool in school; but still, this did not solve the problems. In spite of this, the child would still pass stool and urine on the staircase, even when there were no apparent reasons in doing so.

On detailed interview of the child separately, some interesting facts came forth.

The child was extraordinarily intelligent, smart, witty and had a lot of presence of mind. When I slowly probed into the depth of the case, the child revealed that the mother gave more attention to her brother who was 3 years younger to her. Secondly, their mother would lock them and leave them all alone in the house. Thirdly, the child always felt that her mother did not give her things which she desired, and would often hit or punish her. The child said she acted in this manner on purpose. She would do this act of passing stool and urine to take revenge.

The child said, “It was my way of taking revenge on my mother, who is not treating me in the right way”.

Basically, the child was very mischievous and disobedient. She would never obey any instructions given by the teacher or any elder. She was very destructive by nature and would tear off books or break toys. Her attitude was very revengeful; she would often hit other children.

The child often blames her mother for her misbehavior. The child would be angry, resentful and often spiteful or vindictive towards her. Because of the child’s such behavior it had caused a significant impairment in her social and academic functioning.

She would often lose her temper.

She would argue with adults.

She would actively defy and refuse to comply with adults’ requests or instructions and often deliberately annoy people.

The case satisfies the diagnostic criteria 313.81 of the Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

A pattern of –
Hostile and
Defiant Behaviour
lasting for 6 months or more

The case was clear and after evaluation, she was prescribed Tarentula Hispanica 200. The child was again seen after 4 weeks the child was less aggressive and had stopped passing stool/urine in the staircase. She showed signs of resentment and jealousy against her brother. The remedy was repeated. Over a period of few months the child kept on improving; she was much calmer and her interaction with people improved she was more obedient. The remedy helped in channelizing the child’s intelligence into doing good things and becoming less destructive. The child improved remarkably in her scholastic performance and received the best student award during the later years.

Copyright Sonya McLeod, Registered Classical Homeopath, Little Mountain Homeopathy, 351 E. 39th Ave, Vancouver, BC, (604) 677-7742