Oppositional Defiance: child and teens

The APA defines Oppositional defiant

Disorder as a recurrent patterns of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures. A child with ODD may lose their tempers very easily. The child often argues with adults blatantly. Refusing to follow rules, they deliberately annoy and blame others for their own misbehavior. They have a short fuse and gain a reputation for being touchy, easily annoyed or angered. This anger can lead to revenge seeking against others.

If the behavior persists for at least 6 mos., disrupts the family and home or school environments and affects the child’s social and academic life, parents should consider seeking the advise of a child behavior expert.

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