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What is the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

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Dr. Kerry Ragain answered

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Negative and defiant: The primary symptoms of odd include angry outbursts, deliberately annoying others, irritability, arguing with authority figures, blaming, and refusing to follow rules and expectations. For a child or adolescent to be diagnosed with odd, these emotional/ behavioral problems must cause significant difficulties in important areas of functioning, such as academics, community, and home life.

Answered 4/11/2016

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Dr. Ernest Bordini answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology

Persisting defiance: Defiant behavior, lying, noncompliance, frequent arguing, temper problems, and similar symptoms of at least 6 month duration. This tendds to esalate if untreated and can become quite severe byt he end of a year ot two. Early psychotherapyand parent treating with an experienced child psychologist is advised. As it becomes more of a pattern it is a risk for conduct disorder adn bad outcomes.

Answered 3/26/2013

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