What is DMDD, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder?
Kids with DMDD are born irritated. Even when raised in a stable environment, they exhibit a consistently angry and irritated outlook on life. Symptoms include low frustration tolerance and despite the most patient care, frequent and intense temper tantrums are the norm. The diagnosis occurs between the ages of six and 18 and is not related to childhood trauma. Kids with DMDD cannot self-sooth and are often called moody and out of control. DMDD also includes the symptom of feeling uncomfortable in the body.