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What causes oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

No single cause has been identified for the development of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Factors that may contribute include a child's temperament and their environment, particularly trauma in early life.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Antisocial personality disorder


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