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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

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Signs and Symptoms of ODD

All Signs & Symptoms of ODD

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with ODD:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Defiant behaviorOften12 mentions
Angry behaviorOften7 mentions
Acting outOften4 mentions
Mood swingsOften3 mentions
MisbehavingOften2 mentions
Violent behaviorOften2 mentions
Anxiety in social situationsSometimes1 mention
Difficulty following directionsSometimes1 mention
Difficulty regulating emotionsSometimes1 mention
FightingSometimes1 mention

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of ODD*

What happens to common ODD symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Defiant behavior8.3%16.7%0%50%16.7%8.3%
Angry behavior0%0%0%42.9%14.3%42.9%
Acting out0%25%25%25%25%0%
Mood swings0%33.3%0%0%66.7%0%
Violent behavior0%0%0%100%0%0%
Anxiety in social situations0%100%0%0%0%0%
Difficulty following directions100%0%0%0%0%0%
Difficulty regulating emotions0%100%0%0%0%0%

Conditions with similar symptoms to ODD

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with ODD when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of ODD

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