Asked by Whitney Ulerio on Feb 18, 2024



How is conduct disorder different from oppositional defiant disorder?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Syndrome of chronic misbehavior in childhood marked by belligerence, irritability, and defiance, although not to the extent found in a diagnosis of conduct disorder.

  • Recognizing the age of onset: Understanding that conduct disorder typically has an earlier age of onset compared to oppositional defiant disorder.
  • Identifying the severity of behaviors: Differentiating the severity of behaviors exhibited in conduct disorder, which often involve aggression and violation of others' rights, from the less severe behaviors seen in oppositional defiant disorder.
  • Understanding the diagnostic criteria: Learning the differences in the specific diagnostic criteria for conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

Verified Answer

Ayonna Foster

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
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▪ Children with oppositional defiant disorder are chronically negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile.Unlike children with conduct disorder, they do not tend to be aggressive toward other people or animals, to steal, or to destroy property.