Families

Helpful Information for DMDD Families

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First Steps for Parents

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers with DMDD children. 

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The Taxi Model

The Taxi Model is a way to simplify complex brain functions by relating them to well-known mechanisms in a common taxicab.

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The Brain Model

Bottom-up Brain Issues: Too much emotion. The temporal-limbic system is the primary source of emotions; abnormal activity in this brain region may cause explosive outbursts.

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Guide to Organic Syndromes

Titration Guidelines

A brief discussion of the frontal lobe, temporal lobe, right hemisphere, and left hemisphere syndromes.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

These are some suggested guidelines to discuss with your doctor that in our experience, increase the likelihood of a successful and smoother titration process when treating DMDD.

Developing Treatment Strategies

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Maintenance Tips and Tricks

From our experience as parents, tweaking medications is what makes brain-based treatment a success.

These guidelines are what we’ve collectively learned either from our doctor or from our own research and observation.

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Labs & Metabolism 

Children are not small adults. They often respond to drugs and other therapeutics differently than adults do.

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Antipsychotic Use & Tic Development 

Often the choice to use antipsychotic medication is driven by the parents’ primary concerns: Is it anxiety, or is it rage?