Not available December 14? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.Irritability, moodiness, temper tantrums, or other mood states commonly occur alongside ADHD in youth, but sometimes emotion regulation difficulties (ERD) indicate something more.
Caregivers observing frequent mood issues may worry that their child has a mood-related pediatric psychiatric disorder, like DMDD or bipolar disorder, in addition to ADHD.
And in fact, youth with ADHD are at elevated risk, compared to unaffected youth, for developing a mood disorder at some point in their lives.That said, irritability is a non-specific emotional state that can be observed in healthy youth and those who have ADHD or other behavioral challenges, in addition to youth with diagnosed mood disorders.Read more on additudemag.com