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Is oppositional defiant disorder related to ADHD?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) commonly coexists with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, ODD occurs more than 40% of the time in those with ADHD. While most children are uncooperative at some point, children with ODD show regular uncooperative and rebellious behavior. Other symptoms of ODD include temper fits, challenging adults and authority figures, refusing to obey established rules, and blaming others for personal mistakes.

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