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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Maricella’s Last Breath: She died alone in a cell at 16. Officials said they were devastated. They didn’t say they did anything wrong.," 23 Oct. 2020 But the majority had other issues, including language or learning disabilities, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, mood or anxiety disorders. Washington Post, "Early intervention for autism is important. My son is proof of that.," 19 Dec. 2019 Dontay received several mental-health diagnoses, including bipolar disorder, ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder. Washington Post, "His siblings were killed by their adoptive mother. He was left in foster care to suffer a more common fate.," 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, "The Psychiatrist Can See Your Child Now, Virtually," 8 Jan. 2019 Zachary Cruz was described as having oppositional defiant disorder. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Broken relationship haunts brothers Nikolas and Zachary Cruz," 16 Apr. 2018 Her son, now 6, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and oppositional defiant disorders. Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times, "‘My kids are happy again’: With Childhaven’s help, family escapes violent marriage," 16 Dec. 2017 Medical experts testified in the case that all the Finn children had diagnoses ranging from oppositional defiant disorder to attachment disorder to attention deficit disorder. Lee Rood, USA TODAY, "Mom convicted of murder in teen daughter's starvation death," 14 Dec. 2017

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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 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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