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Josephine Hazeley Hello Josephine, I learned a lot about how I can interview and diagnose a child with an ODD type of ADHD from your post. The clinical assessment of a child can be considered a decision-making process in which the clinician assesses for the presence (or absence) of one or more psychiatric disorders and examines the underlying etiology and plans treatment. The clinical interview and observation of the child are needed for several purposes: for the exclusion of other diseases such as an autism spectrum disorder, for the identification of comorbid disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and for the observation of symptoms and other features that are characteristic of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) (Harazni & Alkaissi, 2016). In essence, the clinical assessment of a child results in three decisions. First, the clinician decides whether the child's behavioral problems are severe enough to qualify as ODD and whether one or more comorbid disorders may be diagnosed. Determining whether a child has

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