Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)



Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) often co-occurs with ADHD and is a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior towards authority figures. For diagnosis to be made; ODD must include at least four of the following behaviors: loosing his temper; arguing with adults; defiance or refusing to comply with the request or rules of adults; deliberately doing things that will annoy other people; blaming others for his mistakes; being easily annoyed by others; being angry and resentful or being spiteful or vindictive.

Talk therapy, behavior therapy, and family and child therapy, as well as medications can be helpful in the treatment of ODD.
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