Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is characterized by defiant and hostile behavior on an everyday basis that interferes with the child's functioning.
Symptoms may include:
- Temper tantrums
- Excessive anger
- Easily angered
- Blaming others
- Seeking revenge
Services that may be beneficial for a child with ODD include:
- Behavior management
- Individual therapy
Where can I find further information?
Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Facts for Families, 72, 2009
Provides information about the symptoms of ODD, possible treatment options, how parents can help their child, and where to turn for help.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in Children
In Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Analyzes treatment outcomes research on ODD and conduct disorder in youth and summarizes empirically supported psychosocial and pharmacological treatments.