Do Children Grow Out of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?

"I was diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) as a child," one reader tells us. "Is there an adult form? What happens to ODD children when they grow up?"
The Experts | posted by Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA

Many children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are often also diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). But what happens as they grow up? Can kids grow out of ODD when they transition to adulthood? Are ADD/ADHD adults also likely to have ODD? In this new ADD/ADHD video, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., and the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians, explains how ODD relates to ADD/ADHD, what happens to ODD children when they grow up, and how ODD is related to antisocial personality disorder.

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