What Is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder?
A child who consistently acts cranky and moody, then flies into intense rages with seemingly no provocation might have Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Find out how DMDD is related to ADHD, and how to distinguish its symptoms from bipolar disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
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Wow! I had no idea that this existed. I just read the article to learn a little something, and was blown away that this described a student I worked with a few years ago and recently found out he was asked to leave the school where I used to work.
At the time we were working on some of his behaviors with the counselor, and trying to get the family to support and hold him accountable for some of his actions, but we didn’t have a lot of headway. But in reading this article and how this is a ‘mental disorder’, it is clear that we were far off the mark when treatments discuss things like medication and therapy.
I’m grateful that this came up in my email newsletter thing!