Irritability in children and adolescents: a challenge for DSM-5

  title={Irritability in children and adolescents: a challenge for DSM-5},
  author={Argyris Stringaris},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
Irritability has recently become a major focus of interest for clinicians and nosologists alike, and its position in the upcoming DSM-5 is currently debated. However, research on irritability has only recently started emerging. Here, I review the recent findings on irritability and its differentially strong relationship to depressive and generalised anxiety disorders compared to disruptive behaviours. Furthermore, I examine the importance of irritability in the recent debate about bipolar… CONTINUE READING

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