oppositional defiant disorder

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A conduct disorder of childhood characterized by recurrent negativistic, defiant, disobedient, or hostile behaviour towards authority figures, including such signs and symptoms as temper tantrums, arguing with adults, actively defying rules, deliberately annoying people, unfairly blaming others for mistakes or misbehaviour, being touchy or easily annoyed, angry, resentful, spiteful, or vindictive, with the pattern of behaviour leading to significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.

Subjects: Psychology.

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