oppositional defiant disorder

noun

Definition of oppositional defiant disorder

: a disruptive behavior pattern of childhood and adolescence characterized by defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior especially toward adults in positions of authority abbreviation ODD

Examples of oppositional defiant disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boy, who was identified in the lawsuit only by initials, had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, the suit said. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 12 May 2022 Desperate, Hunt-Jackson arranged for her 24-year-old grandson, who has autism and oppositional defiant disorder, to move into her double-wide trailer and serve as her caregiver. Judith Graham, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 King had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression and bipolar disorder, and had been hospitalized against his will for mental health reasons seven times. orlandosentinel.com, 9 Nov. 2021 When Maricella returned to Turning Point Academy to begin her eighth-grade year, she had been diagnosed with major depression and a challenging behavioral condition called oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD. jsonline.com, 23 Oct. 2020 But the majority had other issues, including language or learning disabilities, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, mood or anxiety disorders. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2019 Dontay received several mental-health diagnoses, including bipolar disorder, ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2019 Mercy has trained nearly 250 of its pediatricians and family medicine specialists in neighboring states to diagnose the most common conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety and oppositional defiant disorder. Laura Landro, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2019 Zachary Cruz was described as having oppositional defiant disorder. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, 16 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of oppositional defiant disorder

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Oppositional defiant disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppositional%20defiant%20disorder. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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oppositional defiant disorder

noun
op·​po·​si·​tion·​al de·​fi·​ant disorder | \ ˌäp-ə-ˈzish-nəl-di-ˈfī-ənt-, -ən-ᵊl- How to pronounce oppositional defiant disorder (audio) \

Medical Definition of oppositional defiant disorder

: a disruptive behavior pattern of childhood and adolescence characterized by defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior especially toward adults in positions of authority abbreviation ODD

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