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How often do you see oppositional defiant disorder in girls?

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Dr. Benjamin Troy
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can be fairly common

The frequency of oppositional defiant disorder can vary depending on the study, with some studies reporting rates of 2% and others up to 15%.
It is generally noted that rates are higher in boys before puberty, but then become more equal in adolescence.

In brief: Can be fairly common

The frequency of oppositional defiant disorder can vary depending on the study, with some studies reporting rates of 2% and others up to 15%.
It is generally noted that rates are higher in boys before puberty, but then become more equal in adolescence.
Dr. Benjamin Troy
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Not as common as in boys but certainly not rare.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Evaluation needed

It is more common in boys, but is becoming more frequent among girls.
Teen girls are more likely to be diagnosis with borderline tendencies. And evaluation and treatment are certainly needed in either case. The disorder is also often related to earlier unresolved trauma.

In brief: Evaluation needed

It is more common in boys, but is becoming more frequent among girls.
Teen girls are more likely to be diagnosis with borderline tendencies. And evaluation and treatment are certainly needed in either case. The disorder is also often related to earlier unresolved trauma.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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