Symptom Tests

[Self-Test] Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Adults

Adults with oppositional defiant disorder are angry more often than not, and argue regularly with family members or coworkers. Use this self-test to see if you may be presenting signs of ODD.

Reviewed by Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel.

Adults with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) feel mad at the world, misunderstood, hemmed in, and pushed around. Their constant opposition to authority figures can make it difficult to keep jobs or maintain relationships and marriages. In other words, ODD interferes with patients’ personal and professional lives and it does so without rest.

The good news is that psychotherapy and medication are both effective treatments for getting symptoms under control.

If any of the following symptoms seem familiar over the last six months or longer, take the results of this screener to a mental health professional for an evaluation.

Symptom criteria above summarized from the American Psychiatric Association DSM 5, 2013. This screening test is designed to determine whether you show symptoms similar to those of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). It is not a diagnostic tool.  If you have concerns about possible ODD see a mental health professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This self-test is for personal use only. (SOURCES: The Ultimate ADHD Test eBook;;;

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What To Do Next:

1. Download 11 ADHD Coping Mechanisms
2. Research Treatments for Oppositional Defiant Disorder
3. Listen to “Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain” – an Expert Webinar with James Ochoa, LPC
4. Read Why Am I So Angry All the Time?

Updated on June 28, 2019

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  1. Well, this seems to be for people that have a job. I’ve been retired for many years, so most of the questions really don’t apply to me. How about another quiz for people like me?

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