Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) childhood condition that is characterized by severe anger, irritability, and frequent temper outbursts. The angry outbursts that kids experience with DMDD are extreme, intense, and can lead to significant disruption in many areas of a child’s life

Symptoms severe, recurrent out of proportion to the situation inappropriate for the age Irritable and angry moods between tantrums happen in multiple settings

Causes genetics, temperament, co-occurring mental conditions and childhood experiences.

Risk Factors

Rates of comorbidity in disruptive mood dysregulation disorder are extremely high. It is rare to find individuals whose symptoms meet criteria for disruptive mood dysregulation disorder alone.