|Oppositional Defiant Disorder is term given to describe when a child displays a certain pattern of behaviours that includes losing their temper frequently, defying adults, being easily annoyed and deliberately annoying others.
The key elements displayed by children with ODD include the following characteristics:
In essence these children display a “counter- will “against authority especially when frustrated or stressed. They are often completely inflexible in these situations and the more pressure which is applied to make them conform the greater the opposition.
Areas to be addressed include :