Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: a new diagnosis in the DSM-5.

Johnson, K., & McGuinness, T. M.

Abstract

This article explores anewdiagnosisin the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.)-disruptivemooddysregulationdisorder(DMDD). Frequent comorbidities of DMDD include oppositional defiantdisorderand attention-deficit/hyperactivitydisorder. The evolution of DMDD and how this diagnostic category may remedy an overdiagnosis of pediatric bipolardisorderare discussed.

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