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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

What is it?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is characterized by an irritable mood, argumentative and defiant behavior, aggression, and vindictiveness that last more than six months and cause significant problems at home or school. 


ODD usually begins before ages seven to eight years old, lacks respect or recognization for adult authority, and a combination of environmental and genetic factors contributes to a child's issues.  

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