Katie and her mother have come to visit the therapist today based on Katie’s reoccurring tantrums and difficult behaviors. At first Katie is disconnected from the conversation and later quickly becomes upset and loses her temper at the line of questioning and her mother’s
version of events. Katie’s mother is powerless to stop her daughter and retreats as she watches her daughter’s outburst.
This training title highlights the major symptoms of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Symptoms of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder may include: severe temper outbursts manifested verbally and/or behaviorally, including physical aggression toward people or property that are grossly out of proportion in intensity or duration to the situation or provocation. The temper outbursts are inconsistent with developmental level. The mood between temper outbursts is persistently irritable or angry most of the day, nearly every day, and is observable by others. This contrasts Intermittent Explosive Disorder in which there is not a persistent negative mood between temper outbursts.