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When should I call my doctor if I'm concerned my child is showing signs of opposition defiant disorder?

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You should call your doctor if you notice your child acts this way around at least one person who isn't their brother or sister for at least 6 months,  especially if it’s affecting his schoolwork and your home life.

From: Is It ADHD or ODD? WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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