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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Criteria For Diagnosis:
The child must exhibit severe recurrent episodes that involve verbal or behavioral outbursts that are out of the ordinary or not typical for the situation (Grohol, n.d.). The outbursts are inconsistent with the child's developmental level . The temper outbursts must occur three or more times a week, to qualify. For diagnosis, the child must exhibit the above mentioned "conditions" for a least a year, without any relief for longer than three months, additionally the child must exhibit these symptoms in two or more settings (home/school) (Grohol, n.d.).
Cons About Diagnosing Children With DMDD:
Pros About Diagnosing Children With DMDD:
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Grohol, J. (n.d.). Symptoms of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/disorders/symptoms-of-disruptive-mood-dysregulation-disorder/
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