What Does Oppositional Defiant Disorder Look Like in Adults? Adults with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) display a pattern of negative, hostile, and defiant behavior that lasts at least six months and includes four (or more) of the following symptoms: Symptoms of Oppositional.
Reviewed by Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel. Adults with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) feel mad at the world, misunderstood, hemmed in, and pushed around. Their constant opposition to authority figures can make it difficult to keep.
We examined the prevalence and clinical characteristics of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in a sample of clinically referred adults with attention deficit.
J Atten Disord. 2013 Feb;17(2):102-13. doi: 10.1177/1087054711425774. Epub 2011 Nov 18. Oppositional defiant disorder in adults with ADHD. Reimherr.
Criteria to diagnose oppositional defiant disorder. A trained psychiatrist or psychologist can diagnose children and adults with ODD.