Increase your knowledge about DMDD and gain insights into the neurological processes affecting your child. This website also provides thorough information about various medications and recommended dosages that have proven effective over many years. Additionally, you can find guidance on titration procedures and useful tips and strategies.
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First Steps for Caregivers
This stage of the journey can be challenging as it is important to approach your provider with sensitivity, ensuring that your ideas are not dismissed, questions are not discouraged, and communication is effective. Revolutionize DMDD proposes the following guidelines to help foster successful conversations and explore alternative approaches, while arming you with a constructive framework for facilitating productive discussions.
Top-Down vs Bottom-Up
Emotional Dysregulation and Its Impact on Cognitive Functioning: Excessive Emotional Reactivity. The temporal-limbic system plays a crucial role in regulating emotions, and any irregular activity in this specific brain region can lead to instances of volatile outbursts.
The Taxi Model
The Taxi Model provides a simplified approach to understanding intricate brain functions by drawing parallels with familiar mechanisms found in conventional taxicabs.
Guide to Organic Syndromes
A concise overview of the syndromes associated with the frontal lobe, temporal lobe, right hemisphere, and left hemisphere.
Comprehensive information regarding medications, including their respective functions and rationale, along with appropriate titration guidelines and expected outcomes during the titration process.
DMDD: Developing Treatment Strategies
Gain knowledge regarding the treatments that have been clinically validated to be efficacious well in advance of the introduction of DSM-V's revised terminology for this neurological condition. Additionally, develop an understanding of the dissimilarities between DMDD and Bipolar disorder, emphasizing the significance of distinct medication regimens for their respective treatments.
Maintenance Tips and Tricks
Overview of optimal therapeutic range for medications, along with strategies and recommendations for adjusting medication dosage and selection.
Labs and Metabolism
Timing for lab work, suggestions for children who have difficulty getting blood draws, why labs are important, and how metabolism effects medication processing.
Antipsychotic Use and Tardive Dyskinesia
Often, parents' primary concerns determine the decision to administer antipsychotic medication to their children. These concerns typically revolve around distinguishing between anxiety and rage. It is important to consider the potential side effects, such as Tardive Dyskinesia, that can arise from the use of antipsychotics and other medications.