- Associated Diagnoses
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy
- Signs and Symptoms
It can be very confusing trying to distinguish between ODD and normal efforts by children or adolescents to assert their independence.
Professionals therefore depend on a detailed history of behaviors in various situations, from parents, teachers, and other caregivers.
They will use this history to confirm that:
- several oppositional and defiant behaviors have been present for an extended period
- the behaviors significantly interfere with the child’s activities
- the behaviors aren’t normal for his age and development.
In addition, many of the signs of ODD are related to the more severe conduct disorder.