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The Cause of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Holding Grudges

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

As with many other conditions, the cause of Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD is not definitive. It could be biological. Chemical imbalances in the brain can lead to a number of conditions that manifest themselves in the body.

Genetics can play a part, if other family members have been diagnosed with ODD or other forms of mental illness. Environmental factors can also play a role, whether through food, air, or issues within the home.