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Could Your Child Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?


ODD is a childhood condition marked by defiant, hostile, negative, and uncooperative behavior toward adults and authority figures. Seek help promptly from a qualified health professional if your child's behavior fits the description here.


Q1 : Does your child commonly blame others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior?

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Q2 : Does your child frequently swear or use obscene language inappropriately?

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Q3 : Is your child touchy, prickly, or easily offended?

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Q4 : Does your child have frequent outbursts of anger and resentment?

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Q5 : Is your child often spiteful, vindictive, or revenge seeking?

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Q6 : Does your child deliberately try to annoy or upset others?

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Q7 : Does your child actively defy or refuse to comply with requests and rules at home or at school?

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Q8 : Does your child throw repeated temper tantrums?

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Q9 : Does your child argue excessively with adults and other authority figures?

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Q10 : Does your child say cruel, mean, or hateful things when upset?

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Q11 : Is your child easily frustrated or annoyed?

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Q12 : Is your child hostile, angry, or resentful?

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Q13 : Does your child justify his or her behavior as a response to unreasonable demands?

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Q14 : Does your child persistently test limits by ignoring rules or arguing?

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Q15 : Is your child unwilling or unable to compromise, give in, or negotiate with adults or peers?

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Please see a trained health care professional as there is a strong possibility that your child may have ODD. Without treatment, children with ODD may develop a more serious behavioral disorder called conduct disorder. When started promptly, treatment is usually very effective.
Please see a trained health care professional as there is a strong possibility that your child may have ODD. Without treatment, children with ODD may develop a more serious behavioral disorder called conduct disorder. When started promptly, treatment is usually very effective.
Please see a trained health care professional as there is a possibility that your child may have ODD. Without treatment, children with ODD may develop a more serious behavioral disorder called conduct disorder. When started promptly, treatment is usually very effective.
Your child's symptoms are only somewhat suggestive of ODD. Based on your level of concern, you should see a trained health care professional nonetheless.
Your child does not seem to have oppositional defiant disorder at all.

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