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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

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When children act out persistently so that it causes serious problems at home, in school, or with peers, they may be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Examples of ODD behaviors include:
-Often being angry or losing one’s temper
-Often arguing with adults or refusing to comply with adults’ rules or requests
-Often resentful or spiteful
-Deliberately annoying others or becoming annoyed with others
-Often blaming other people for one’s own mistakes or misbehavior

Content source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention