Obstinate Defiant Disorder

 An obstinate defiant disorder is a serious psychiatric condition that affects two to sixteen percent of all children. If left untreated, this could result to many other kinds of disorders in the patient’s life.

Obstinate defiant disorder is characterized by an ongoing pattern of hostile, disobedient and defiant behavior to authority figures that goes beyond normal childhood behavior. Those with this behavior may seem stubborn, have tantrums, tend to bully and vandalize. Most are unable to take ‘no’ for an answer and annoying others intentionally. Kids with this disorder are disobedient and hostile toward authority figures and adults. For this condition to be diagnosed, this should occur for a period of six months.

Moreover, this condition is characterized by the frequent happening of at least four of the behaviors such as arguing with adults, losing temper, defying actively or refusing to comply with the requests of adults. Children with this behavior doing things that annoy other people deliberately. They also tend to blame other people for his or her mistakes or misbehavior. They are also very touch and are easily annoyed by others, resentful, angry and spiteful and even vindictive. Children showing signs of this condition should be attended to immediately so as not to cause further damage on his or her being as a whole.


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