Behavior outrage ? A disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

Posted by Tonny Rossi on March 25th, 2019

Temper tantrums among growing children are a widespread thing to see. While in the growing phase every child needs proper attention from parents irrespective belong to any culture. Parents take these mood swings and behavioral outrage normal as they know the child is passing through different physical changes. But, sometimes children outburst in anger and show high dissatisfaction towards their parents resulting argument with parents, hurting themselves, etc. This type of abnormal behavior not be advised to ignore, especially between the age of 6-12 years in boys (because DMDD mostly has seen in boys rather than girls).

disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Ignoring these symptoms in your child means you are giving the edge to an additional mental disorder known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder to develop in them.

Causes of DMDD:

There is no fine line defined to access the ordinary cases and Disruptive mood dysregulation disorders cases but when such cases studied by psychiatrists’ they interlinked this disorder with genes and family environment. The child with broken family background have more chances to have this order then the child with normal family background, the second main factor is surroundings where he lived, and the third factor is genes disorder some time from the parents these disruptive genes transfer to the child which may not so strong in the parent but after transmitting in child it may be got strong and child with the passage of time show DMDD. The child with such mood swings can be more vulnerable to the disorder known as anatidaephobia, clown phobia or some kind of phobias. Most of the time; it has been observed that DMDD patients are more vulnerable to the anatidaephobia. It becomes part of someone’s personality when he/she in their childhood attacked by some ducks or geese while they got closer to them. Such harrowing incidents have a powerful impact on the mind of those persons who already have a genetic predisposition. Counseling of such type of phobia is required at a very early stage, and it should be addressed in a severe mode like any other phobia.

How a child figured out a case of DMDD?

 Is a child yelling on parents, insisting on getting something can be a CLEAR CASE OF DMDD? No! This is the normal behavior in the child as most of the children quarreled and get irritated when not having that thing in their hands. Then how to diagnose that your child is suffering from this disorder? This is an important question to be answered.

Symptoms of DMDD

The child will yell, in rage can bite someone and harm himself until unless he got his desire to be completed. This disorder diagnosis may not be before six years of age. A child with is disorder often remains sad and irritable daily’s, and his reaction towards normal things got bigger, symptoms persist at least one year.

Special therapies to be conduct

Treatment for this disorder is very challenging, till now many therapies for its cure has been introduced. But, there is a dire need that the child’s family and school teachers also include in these therapies. The parents must have first-hand knowledge about this disorder, and they should have to know about the pros and cons of the treatment. In this advanced age with therapies, there are a lot of anti-depressant medicines introduced which can relieve the nerve.

The most important therapies to cure disruptive mood disorders and anatidaephobia are cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. In cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatrist work on a child’s thinking patterns; they mold their negative emotions to the positive one. In CBT, negative thoughts being shifted towards healthier productive approaches.

In dialectical behavior therapy, child's manage their painful thoughts and reduce their conflicts with their parents, this kind of therapy works in four ways in the first step they work on mindfulness and try to develop the ability to accept the things as it is, in second step tolerance level increase towards negative emotions. In the third phase emotions parameter sets to manage intense emotions and in the fourth step they developed assertive communication skills.

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