Explaining Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

Catarolyn Johnson, MA - Learning and Development Facilitator, Center for Child Welfare | Kristopher Kaliebe, MD - Associate Professor, USF Health - College of Medicine Psychiatry

June 22, 2020

Training Description

The DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder includes terms such as temper outbursts, verbal rage, physical aggression toward people or property and those with this diagnosis are described as irritable or angry and can only be given to children between 6-18 years old. DMDD as it is referred was reportedly added to the DSM to decrease the number of children who are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.