Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: a new diagnostic approach to chronic irritability in youth.

@article{Roy2014DisruptiveMD,
  title={Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: a new diagnostic approach to chronic irritability in youth.},
  author={Amy Krain Roy and Vasco Lopes and Rachel G. Klein},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 9},
  pages={918-24}
}
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), a newcomer to psychiatric nosology, addresses the need for improved classification and treatment of children exhibiting chronic nonepisodic irritability and severe temper outbursts. In recent years, many of these children have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, despite the lack of distinct mood episodes. This diagnostic practice has raised concerns, in part because of the escalating prescription of atypical antipsychotics. This article provides… CONTINUE READING

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