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Info on DMDD on NIMH

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder


Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond a being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention. DMDD is a fairly new diagnosis, appearing for the first time in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published in 2013 .

Signs and Symptoms

DMDD symptoms typically begin before the age of 10, but the diagnosis is not given to children under 6 or adolescents over 18. A child with DMDD experiences:

Irritable or angry mood most of the day, nearly every day
Severe temper outbursts (verbal or behavioral) at an average of three or more times per week that are out of keeping with the situation and the child’s developmental level
Trouble functioning due to irritability in more than one place (e.g., home, school, with peers)
To be diagnosed with DMDD, a child must have these symptoms steadily for 12 or more months.

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