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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

A pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least 6 months, during which four (or more) of the following are present:
  1. Often loses temper
  2. Often argues with adults
  3. Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules
  4. Often deliberately annoys people
  5. Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
  6. Is often touchy or easily annoyed by others
  7. Is often angry and resentful
  8. Is often spiteful or vindictive
Note: Consider a criterion met only if the behavior occurs more frequently than is typically observed in individuals of comparable age and developmental level.

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