Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in the DSM-5: What you need to know.

Recently, the American Psychiatric Association: published the DSM-5, a guideline for diagnosis. In it, they outline many changes to the diagnosis of Autism that exclude many of the clients that I treat. DMDD or Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, as described here at DSM5.org: describes it: “Far beyond temper tantrums, DMDD is
characterized by severe and recurrent temper outbursts that are grossly out of
proportion in intensity or duration to the situation. These occur, on average, three or
more times each week for one year or more.” This diagnosis often leads a treating clinician to use CPS (Collaborative Problem Solving) with children and teens.