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What is the outlook for children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

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If your child is showing signs of ODD, get care from a qualified mental health professional right away. Without treatment, children with ODD may be rejected by classmates and other peers because of their poor social skills and aggressive or annoying behavior. A child with ODD is more likely to get a more serious behavioral disorder called conduct disorder. When started early, treatment usually works very well.

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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