Appendix DAccording to DSM-IV, Oppositional Defiant Disorder is defined as:
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:|
|frequently loses temper|
|argumentative with adults|
|deliberately annoying to others|
|projects blame onto others|
|frequently angry, or spiteful|
|easily annoyed by others|
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.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
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.
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