Oppositional defiant disorder

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What is oppositional defiant disorder?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that seriously interferes with a child's day to day functioning and occurs more frequently in the child than in other children of the same age and developmental level.

Common symptoms reported by people with oppositional defiant disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with oppositional defiant disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with oppositional defiant disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with oppositional defiant disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with oppositional defiant disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has oppositional defiant disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 9
30s 14
40s 3
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 24

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from oppositional defiant disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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