Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a condition in which a child displays an ongoing pattern of an angry or irritable mood, defiant or argumentative behavior, and vindictiveness toward people in authority. ODD impacts anywhere between 1 and 16 percent of children and adolescents in the general population, but is far more common among patients with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Most symptoms seen in children and adolescents with oppositional defiant disorder also occur at times in children without this disorder, especially around the ages or 2 or 3, or during the teenage years.
Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder may include:
· Excessive arguments with adults
· Always questioning rules; refusal to follow rules
· Behavior intended to annoy or upset others, including adults
· Blaming others for ones own misbehaviors or mistakes
· Easily annoyed by others
· Frequently having an angry attitude
· Speaking harshly, or unkindly
· Seeking revenge
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