"Explosive anger outbursts and persistent irritability are among the most problematic symptoms in child and adolescent mental health. They can present as a feature of many different psychiatric disorders. There have been increasing concerns over the past thirty years that youth with chronic irritability and anger outbursts are being increasingly misdiagnosed as having bi-polar disorder. These concerns led to the creation of a new diagnosis for DSM-5, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) in 2013. " - writes Dr. Sam Goldstein in his article Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD): A New Diagnosis, But Not a New Problem.
Since then, Dr. Goldstein worked with Giunti Psychometrics on the first standardized questionnaire for the evaluation of mood, behavior problems, and protective behaviors associated with DMDD.
Finally DMQ (Disruptive Mood Questionnaire) will be soon available for purchase in US!