Disruptive Mood

Argyris Stringaris and Eric Taylor

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Published in print March 2015 | ISBN: 9780199674541
Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191779152 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Disruptive Mood

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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.

Book.  176 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry ; Paediatrics

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