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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is when the child refuses to comply with adult rules. Children with oppositional defiant disorder are more often sad than bad.

Factors that may contribute

  • Often seen in conjunction with ADHD
  • Depression is often a factor
  • Inconsistent parenting can be a major factor
  • "Fearless" temperament
  • Divorce
  • Parenting style
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