The University of Texas System

Identifying & Treating Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder

Course Overview
This series will increase children’s access to mental health care by increasing primary care providers’ knowledge and comfort in managing behavioral health concerns. Pediatricians and their medical team will learn ways to assess and make simple diagnoses for common behavior/mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Tools learned in this educational series will lessen referrals to mental health practitioners for simple behavioral concerns and decrease the frequency of Emergency Department referrals. 

Presented By:  
Laura Stone, M.D.  
Center for Pediatric Psychiatry
Medical Director, Day Treatment Program

Educational Objectives: As a result of these sessions, participants should be able to:

  1. Distinguish between symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  2. Review the rules of diagnosing and the association between ODD, CD, and DMDD
  3. Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for ODD, CD, and DMDD