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What are the traits of children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

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Children with ODD may show signs of being spiteful, mean, or cruel to others.

They're hostile a lot and spend a lot of time arguing or defying authority. They may be more likely to have anxiety or depression as they get older.

From: Tantrum Red Flags WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Disruptive Behavior Disorders.”

Northwestern University: “When to Worry About Kids' Temper Tantrums.”

Child Mind Institute: “Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior.”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology: “Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Disruptive Behavior Disorders.”

Northwestern University: “When to Worry About Kids' Temper Tantrums.”

Child Mind Institute: “Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior.”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology: “Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 5, 2019

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