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Medical Term:

oppositional defiant disorder



  1. a disorder of childhood or adolescence characterized by a recurrent pattern of negativistic, hostile, and disobedient behavior toward authority figures.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

Synonym(s): oppositional disorder

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