9. Mood Dysregulation Disorders

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Edilma L. Yearwood and
  2. Mikki Meadows-Oliver

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch9

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Yearwood, E. L. and Meadows-Oliver, M. (2012) Mood Dysregulation Disorders, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Bipolar disorder and depression;
  • Child behavior checklist (CBCL);
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT);
  • Hypothyroidism;
  • Mood dysregulation;
  • Mood dysregulation disorders;
  • Severe mood dysregulation (SMD);
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH);
  • Tripartite model


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Symptom Recognition in Children and Adolescents

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Etiology

  • Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in the Context of Mood Dysregulation

  • Risk Factors for Mood Dysregulation

  • Protective Factors

  • Assessing Mood Dysregulation in Primary Care

  • Physical Examination

  • Importance of Differentials

  • Surveillance and Screening

  • Role of APNs

  • Evidence-Based Treatment

  • Implications for Practice and Nursing Research

  • Case Exemplar

  • Conclusion

  • Resources

  • References