Last Updated on Mar 01, 2019

What are the Symptoms & Signs of Opposition Defiant Disorder?

The signs and symptoms of ODD behavior include:

Excessive Temper Tantrums, Anger: Key Symptoms of Opposition Defiant Disorder

What are the Complications of Opposition Defiant Disorder?

The complications of opposition defiant disorder include:

  • Mental disorders such as Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Conduct disorder, depression, anxiety, learning and communication disorders
  • Poor school performance
  • Anti social and aggressive behavior
  • Increased risk of substance use disorder
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Inability or constantly struggling to maintain relationships


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