Oppositional Defiant Disorder s a common psychiatric disorder that occurs with or without ADHD in children and adolescents. Children with ODD are aggressive and purposely annoy other family members, teachers or peers. To see if your child or adolescent might fit the criteria for ODD please answer these questions rating them as not at all, just a little, pretty much or very much.
- My child loses his/her temper.
- My child argues with adults.
- My child actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules.
- My child deliberately annoys people.
- My child often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior.
- My child is often touchy and easily annoyed by others.
- My child is often angry and resentful.
- My child is spiteful and vindictive.
Keep in mind that all children show these signs from time to time. However, if you found yourself answering pretty much or very much to many of the questions, you may want to have your child evaluated by an experienced child psychologist or psychiatrist for Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Remember, there is much more to being diagnosed with ODD than this simple questionnaire.