DMDD: Treatment

Medication, psychotherapy and a combination of the two are used as treatments for disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Because the diagnosis is a new one, clinicians are still researching which treatments work best. Stimulant medication, antidepressant medication like SSRIs, and a kind of therapy known as applied behavior analysis have all been used. Parents should work closely with the doctor to learn what works best for their child. Parents and other caregivers should also be taught specific strategies they can use when responding to a child’s disruptive behavior.


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