Oppositional Defiant Disorder
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- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a common clinical problem among children and adolescents characterized by a pattern of negativistic, disruptive, and hostile behaviors toward others, including authority figures.
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder is classified under the Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).
- Key features in DSM-5 are angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, and/or vindictiveness.