Diagnosing disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Integrating semi-structured and unstructured interviews

Emily A. McTate, Jarrod M. Leffler

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Abstract

The newest iteration of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual–fifth edition (DSM-5), is the first to include the diagnosis of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD). The assessment and diagnosis of psychopathology in children are complicated, particularly for mood disorders. Practice can be guided by the use of well-validated instruments. However, as this is a new diagnosis existing instruments have not yet been evaluated for the diagnosis of DMDD. This study seeks to provide a method for using existing structured interview instruments to assess for this contemporary diagnosis. The Children’s Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes (ChIPS) and the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents (MINI-KID) are reviewed and existing items consistent with a diagnosis of DMDD are identified. Finally, a case is presented using both measures and applying the theoretical items identified to illustrate how one might use these measures to assess DMDD. Limitations and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-203
Number of pages17
JournalClinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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Keywords

  • assessment
  • child and adolescent
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
  • mood disorder
  • psychopathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Diagnosing disruptive mood dysregulation disorder : Integrating semi-structured and unstructured interviews. / McTate, Emily A.; Leffler, Jarrod M.

In: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.2017, p. 187-203.

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