Oppositional Defiant Disorder
(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A recurrent pattern of negativitistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that persists for at least six months. This disorder is characterized by frequent occurrence of at least four of the following behaviors: frequent loss of... [more
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