Disruptive Mood Dysregulation (DMDD) is most likely to occur during childhood stage. It involves frequent irritability and temper tantrum’s that affect one’s life on a day to day basis. If a child is showing signs of DMDD, they are likely to express their frustration through yelling or physically with aggression.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD MAY BE DEALING WITH DMDD?
If a child has shown irritability and anger for more than a year without explanation, there can be a problem. As well as showing those emotions during school, at home and or socially.
In DMDD, the mood issue persists over the span of many months. Over time, the behavior will become very defiant and argumentative. To minimize that problem, therapy is always suggested.
At Star point Counseling Center, therapy can teach those with DMDD how to deal with thoughts and feelings that contribute to outbursts and mood issues. We want your child to be able to express themselves in a judge free environment.