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Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder 

Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder
Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

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date: 27 November 2020

Definitions and epidemiology 176

Aetiology 178

Assessment 180

Differential diagnosis and co-morbidity 182

Management: psychological interventions 184

Management: pharmacological interventions 186

Prognosis 187

Clinical example 188

Recommended reading 189

Oppositional behaviour and conduct problems continue to be the most common reasons for referral to child and adolescent mental health services. The essential features of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, hostile, and disobedient behaviour towards authority figures that leads to impairment. Conduct disorder (CD) describes more serious aggressive and antisocial behaviour....

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