Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Diagnosis & Tests


How is ODD diagnosed?

Your doctor will ask about your child's symptoms, medical history, family history and other emotional or behavioral problems. Your doctor may want to refer your child to a doctor specializing in problem behavior for a more in-depth evaluation.


Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Sutton Hamilton, MD, and John Armando, LCSW (American Family Physician October 01, 2008, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20081001/861.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09