Oppositional defiant disorder

A disorder in a child marked by defiant and disobedient behavior to authority figures.


Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is persistently negative, defiant, and disobedient behavior in a child. The behavior is aimed at authority figures.


p>Signs of ODD generally begin before a child is 8 years old.


Treatment involves individual and family therapy. Medications might also be recommended for related mental health conditions.

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