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At what age do kids usually see a doctor for oppositional defiant disorder?

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Your doctor will also probably wait until your child is at least 4 to diagnose oppositional defiant disorder. This kind of behavior can be normal at 2 or 3 years old, but it becomes a problem if it continues as your child gets older. Your doctor will want to wait to make a firm diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder until your child’s behavior is more extreme than what is age-appropriate.

From: Is It ADHD or ODD? WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: “ODD: A Guide for Families.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).”

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” “Oppositional Defiant Disorder Resource Center: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: “ODD: A Guide for Families.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).”

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” “Oppositional Defiant Disorder Resource Center: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 12, 2018

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