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.

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What kind of symptoms occur with 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...