oppositional defiant disorder


oppositional defiant disorder
op·po·si·tion·al de·fi·ant disorder .äp-ə-'zish-nəl-di-'fī-ənt-, -ən-əl- n a disruptive behavior pattern of childhood and adolescence characterized by defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior esp. toward adults in positions of authority abbr. ODD

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[DSM-IV] a type of disruptive behavior disorder characterized by a recurrent pattern of defiant, hostile, disobedient, and negativistic behavior directed toward those in authority, including such actions as defying the requests or rules of adults, deliberately annoying others, arguing, spitefulness, and vindictiveness that occur much more frequently than would be expected on the basis of age and developmental stage.

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