Diagnosing Children





The mental disorder that would be considered for Marcus is oppositional defiant disorder. This is one of the disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders which are characterized by problems in the self-control of emotions and behaviors. Disorders in this category are manifested in behaviors that violate the rights of others or that put the person into constant conflict with societal norms or authority figures (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014).