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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Peggy Nopoulos, M.D.
Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: April 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is ODD?

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are the signs and symptoms?
Diagnosis depends on symptoms lasting for at least six months. Symptoms must happen more often than is normal for the age group and interfere with learning, school, or relationships with others. Behavior usually begins at home and then starts to show up in other places, such as school. Symptoms can include:

How is it treated?

What can I do?

What can my child do?

How long does it last?

When should I call the doctor?

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