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What are the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

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Symptoms of ODD may include:

Many children with ODD also are moody, easily frustrated, and have a low self-esteem, and sometimes may abuse drugs and alcohol.

  • Repeated temper tantrums
  • Arguing often with adults, especially those with authority
  • Refusing to follow and rules and requests
  • Attempting to annoy or upset others, or being easily annoyed by others
  • Blaming others for mistakes
  • Being spiteful and seeking revenge
  • Swearing or using foul language

From: Oppositional Defiant Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)."

KidsHealth: "What Is ADHD?"

healthychildren.org: "Disruptive Behavior Disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)."

KidsHealth: "What Is ADHD?"

healthychildren.org: "Disruptive Behavior Disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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