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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), published in May 2013. DMDD is a pediatric mood disorder with two main symptoms. The first is chronically irritable, angry mood that is present nearly every day, for most of the day. The second is excessive temper outbursts (verbal or physical) that are severe and recurrent and occur on average at least 3 times per week. These outbursts are disproportionate reactions to common stressors or situations and are inconsistent with the developmental level of the youth. The duration of these symptoms must be a minimum of 12 months, without a symptom-free period for 3 months, and impairment must occur in at least two settings (e.g., ...

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