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What is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

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ODD is a condition in which a child has a pattern of extreme anger, defiant behavior, and vindictiveness toward people in authority that lasts more than 6 months. The child's behavior often affects their daily life and relationships at home and at school.

Many children and teens with ODD also have other behavioral problems, such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, mood disorders like depression, and anxiety disorders. Some children with ODD go on to have a more serious behavior disorder called conduct disorder.

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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