Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Mary Kimmel, M.D., Traci Speed, M.D., Ph.D., Na Young Ji, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Mood disorder diagnosed in children who present with recurrent irritable or angry mood and severe temper outbursts that interfere with their ability to function at home, in school, or with their friends.
  • This is a new diagnosis in DSM-5 that has been created with an intention to more accurately categorize children who were misdiagnosed with pediatric bipolar disorder.

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Last updated: December 9, 2014