Disruptive MoodIrritability in Children and Adolescents

Disruptive MoodIrritability in Children and Adolescents

Argyris Stringaris and Eric Taylor

Print publication date: Mar 2015

ISBN: 9780199674541

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Providing both a clinical and scientific perspective on irritability in children, this new online resource is a timely look at recent developments in the field. Currently there is a lively scientific debate how irritability contributes to various psychopathological syndromes. The major classification systems are responding–DSM-5 has created a new diagnosis of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and ICD-11 is considering how to include irritability as an entity. Abnormal states of anger are a common reason for referral to child health services, and cause concern in clinics, schools, and families. Misdiagnosis and treatment can stem from a lack of understanding of the mechanisms involved in high levels of anger in children, and this title provides clear guidance on the development of abnormal states of anger, their consequences for later development, and how to assess and make differential diagnoses between them.