27 out of 40
A 12-year-old boy is brought to the psychiatrist because his mother says the boy is driving her “nuts.” She reports that he constantly argues with her and his father, does not follow any of the house rules, and incessantly teases his sister. She says that he is spiteful and vindictive and loses his temper easily. Once he is mad, he stays that way for long periods of time. The mother notes that the boy started this behavior only about 1 year previously. While she states that this behavior started at home, it has now spread to school, where his grades are dropping because he refuses to participate. The patient maintains that none of this is his fault––his parents are simply being unreasonable. He denies feeling depressed and notes that he sleeps well through the night. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
|B||Antisocial personality disorder|
Ans. A ODD