Journal article

Persistence of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Melissa Mulraney, Timothy J Silk, Alisha Gulenc, Daryl Efron, Philip Hazell, Emma Sciberras

Journal of Affective Disorders | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is common in children with ADHD yet it is not known how persistent DMDD is in this population. As such we aimed to investigate the persistence of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) in a community sample of children with ADHD. The sample comprised children (n = 136) participating in a cohort study with data available at age 7 and age 10. DMDD status was ascertained using proxy items from the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children, Version IV. Of those with DMDD at age 7 (n = 30), eight (21.1%) had DMDD that persisted at age 10. In the first study investigating the longitudinal course of DMDD in ADHD one in five children with ADHD+DM..

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Awarded by National Medical Health and Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by the National Medical Health and Research Council of Australia (NHMRC; project grants #1008522 and #1065895) and a grant from the Collier Foundation. ES is funded by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (NHMRC) [1110688] and a veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship. It was supported by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. We thank all of the children and families for their participation in this study.