What is oppositional defiant disorder?

Toublemakers. More a cluster of symptoms than a disease. Hallmarks are argumentative (esp with authority), deliberately annoys others, easily annoyed themselves, & spiteful. Parents may say he's "fine until he's told no" and "thinks he's the boss". I jokingly call arguing their hobby and that they are allergic to the words "no" and "responsibility". Can be very impairing, frustrating and difficult to treat.

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What is? Oppositional defiant disorder?

Defined. Odd is classified as one of the beharioral disorders in the dsm-iv. It is characterized by defiance, argumentative, difficulty with authority figures, can be vindictive, blames others for their mistakes, loses temper easily, deliberately annoys others, to name a few. These characteristics or symptoms need to be present for 6 months. Doesn't typically respond to meds. Read more...

What is oppositional defiant disorder (odd)?

Severe Defiance. Odd is sometimes seen as something that any child could have. However, the diagnois should only be used with kids who have a long history (at least 6 months) of problems with severe defiance, arguing, temper outbursts, and a lack of taking responsibility for his/her actions, among other symptoms. These problems must cause significant impairment of functioning for the diagnosis to be made. Read more...
Defiant to Authority. Oppositional defiant disorder - DX of youth with 4 of he following: do not follow the directions of adults and are hostile and disobedient toward authority figures, youth may lose temper, argue with adults, annoy people or be easily annoyed, be spiteful or vindictive. It occurs more often than seen among youth of similar age and it interferes with functioning. Trauma may be source of disorder. Read more...

What is an oppositional defiant disorder?

ODD . These patients refuse to follow adult rules, hold grudges, blame others for their mistakes, are easily anoyed by others and annoy those around them. For the full DX list see the apa website . Read more...

What does an oppositional defiant disorder person look like?

Oppositional looks. They look like everyone else. There is no physical characteristic that is different. Read more...

What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

Almost any age. Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. Read more...

What are the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?

Negative behavior. Oppositional defiant disorder is a usually first diagnosed in childhood. It is represented by a pattern (lasting at least 6 months) of hostile, defiant, and negativistic behavior. A child with this disorder might often lose his/her temper, argue with adults, defy or refuse to comply with adults' requests or rules, deliberately annoy people, blame others for his/her mistakes or misbehavior, etc. Read more...