Definition of Oppositional Defiant
|1.||1. Less serious behaviors than exhibited with Conduct Disorder, without aggression toward people and animals|
|2.||2. More defiance toward authority figures|
|3.||3. Four or more of the following characteristics present for the previous six months:|
If the individual qualifies for the diagnosis of Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, only the diagnosis of Conduct Disorder is applied.
From American Psychiatric Association. ( 1994). Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( 4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
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Publication information: Book title: Making Sense of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Contributors: Carol R. Lensch - Author. Publisher: Bergin & Garvey. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 125.