- Associated Diagnoses
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy
- Signs and Symptoms
- In adolescents and children younger than 18, ODD is diagnosed only in those who do not meet criteria for the more severe diagnosis of conduct disorder.
- In those over 18, ODD is diagnosed only in those who are not diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.
- Many youth who meet criteria for ODD have a history of physically and or emotionally abusive parenting, and may also exhibit emotional dysregulation because of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Children with ODD often have co-occurring mood disorders like depression, anxiety disorders, or learning or communication disorders, including Aspergers syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders.
ODD that goes untreated early in life is often linked to more severe outcomes later, including conduct disorder, substance abuse, school failure, juvenile offenses and legal troubles.