Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Assessment

Does my child have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is when a child develops a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behavior toward authority figures. All children are oppositional from time to time (particularly when tired, hungry, stressed or upset) and they will argue, talk back, disobey, and defy parents, teachers, and other adults. These behaviors are a normal part of development for very young children, but parents generally notice symptoms of ODD by age 8 when the behaviors have not improved. By about age 8, the openly uncooperative and hostile behavior may be ODD when it is so frequent and extreme when compared with other children of the same age and when it affects the child’s social, family, and school life. The causes of ODD are unknown, but many parents report that their child with ODD was more rigid and demanding from an early age than the child’s siblings. Experts believe biological and environmental factors may have a role. Take this quick assessment to learn the signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and help you determine if your child may have ODD.

3 thoughts on “Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Assessment”

  1. The Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a type of disruptive behavior problem in children. The children show a consistent pattern of refusing to follow commands or requests by adults. Some important tips to to handle the ODD deficient child is to setup some schedule for them so as to keep them busy in all their interesting things so that that they should not get bored or stuck. Try avoiding conflicts so that they may not get Hyper and also try to divert their mind from negative approach.

  2. My child shows alot signs of. o d d but hasnt been diagnosed yet.Im at the end of my tether,my daughter is 13 and has been difiant since a toddler,any punishments or rules i implement she gets very angry can throw things at me and say really nasty things to anyone who confronts her or challengers her on something.she is very young for her age and dosnt get alot of concepts.please can i have advise on how to discipline her as nothing works.i try to reason with her but she only seees what she wants to see and hears wat she wants to hear.she is only interested in her phone and friends.we try to involve her with the family but she is not interested.she can be rude to teachers who annoy heras wll as her friends,although she said they forgive her and understand her.she dosnt find school easy,all her friends are very sensible A class students so its not there influence


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