Severe mood dysregulation, irritability, and the diagnostic boundaries of bipolar disorder in youths.

@article{Leibenluft2011SevereMD,
  title={Severe mood dysregulation, irritability, and the diagnostic boundaries of bipolar disorder in youths.},
  author={Ellen Leibenluft},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={168 2},
  pages={
          129-42
        }
}
In recent years, increasing numbers of children have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In some cases, children with unstable mood clearly meet current diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder, and in others, the diagnosis is unclear. Severe mood dysregulation is a syndrome defined to capture the symptomatology of children whose diagnostic status with respect to bipolar disorder is uncertain, that is, those who have severe, nonepisodic irritability and the hyperarousal symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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