David Axelson, MD

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Would a Diagnostic Label Improve Your Rx For These Children?

February 15, 2012

Each of the boys in question could meet criteria for the DSM-5 proposed criteria for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). But do you think that these presentations are all the same syndrome that share a similar neurobiological basis, family history, and response to treatment?

Adding the Diagnosis of Temper Dysregulation Disorder to DSM-5

December 01, 2010

These issues-among others-raise this question: Is the addition of a new diagnosis such as TDD to DSM-5 the best way to manage the issue of classification of youths with chronic, severe irritability and potential misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder?