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Does opposition defiant disorder run in families?

Some of the genetic and environmental factors that affect ODD can run in families. Inherited factors, such as disposition, may be passed from parent to child. Environmental factors, including substance abuse, physical abuse, and inconsistent parenting, can also occur through several generations of a family. The stress of parenting a difficult child can cause a mother or father to resort to inappropriate, neglectful, or abusive caretaking out of frustration, especially in parents with substance abuse disorders. This cycle can continue in families for generations.

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Who is affected by oppositional defiant disorder?
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Can I develop oppositional defiant disorder as an adult?
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Is oppositional defiant disorder serious?
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How long does oppositional defiant disorder last?
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