Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is defined by the DSM-5 as a pattern of angry/irritable behavior, or vindictiveness lasting at least 6 months, and is exhibited during interaction with at least one individual that is not a sibling. Individuals must display four symptoms from one of the following categories: angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, or vindictiveness. Unlike children with conduct disorder (CD), children with oppositional defiant disorder are not aggressive towards people or animals (even though this directly contradicts the "signs and symptoms"), do not destroy property, and do not show a pattern of theft or deceit. A diagnosis of ODD cannot be given if the child presents with conduct disorder. Reference: Oppositional defiant disorder. (2014, December 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:57, December 28, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oppositional_defiant_disorder&oldid=639949378

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