Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

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What is disruptive mood dysregulation disorder?

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is characterized by severe, persistent, chronic irritability in children and adolescents, who must have at least three outbursts per week for one year. 

Common symptoms reported by people with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Depakote)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Depakote)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal bloating weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has disruptive mood dysregulation disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 3
30s 15
40s 16
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 18
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from disruptive mood dysregulation disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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