Children Bipolar Disorder
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
What is Disruptive Mood Dysregultion Disorder(DMDD)
Age Ranges for Diagnosis of DMDD
Criteria for Diagnosis of DMDD
Pros of Assessing DMDD
--The treatment for DMDD will be individualized to the needs of the particular child and his or her family. It may include individual therapy, as well as work with the child's family and/or school (AACP, 2013).
--Addresses concerns about the potential for the over-diagnosis and treatment of Bipolar Disorder in children (Rao, 2014).
Cons of Assessing DMDD
--Many children are irritable, upset or moody from time to time. Occasional temper tantrums are also a normal part of growing up.
--Some of the symptoms associated with DMDD are also present in other child psychiatric disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and oppositional defiant disorder (AACP, 2013).
--No published data using the proposed diagnostic criteria for youth (Rao, 2014).
AACAP. (2013). Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD).
Purper-Ouakil, D. (2014). Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. ScienceDirect, 172(8), 663-666.
Rao, U. (2014). DSM-5: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 119-123