OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER (ODD)
Although it is normal to see children or young adolescents be defiant as they test their boundaries, this kind of behaviour can usually be handled with different parenting strategies. The problem is when this kind of behaviour becomes excessive, which could indicate that there is a deeper issue. As a result, ODD is classified as a disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorder that can be characterized by the sufferer’s issues with emotional and behavioural control. This leads the sufferer into conflict with social norms and authority figures, which can cause issues as it relates to employment, relationships, school, and social settings.