For Parents and Families
ADHD, irritability and mood dysregulation are associated with a number of psychiatric diagnoses. Below you will find information about many of these diagnoses and our ongoing treatment studies that aim to improve symptoms of each disorder.
|Common symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity and difficulty staying focused, paying attention, and difficulty controlling behavior. For more information, click here.|
|* We are currently recruiting adolescents with ADHD for a study at UCLA. Find our more about our study details and eligibility or contact us to see if your child qualifies.|
|Irritability is defined as a feeling of agitation and excessive response to stimuli. Symptoms of irritability often accompany a wide range of psychiatric disorders. For more information, click here.|
|ODD is characterized by frequent loss of temper, arguing with adults, actively defying rules, deliberately annoying others, and feelings of anger and resentment. For more information about this disorder, click here.|
|Individuals diagnosed with conduct disorder have difficulty following rules and are often impulsive, hard to control, and are not concerned with other's feelings. For more information about this disorder, click here.|
Many children with problems with irritability and aggression are diagnosed with pediatric bipolar disorder. Though similar to bipolar disorder, these symptoms may also be an indicator of Severe Mood Dysregulation (SMD), which lacks the manic and euphoric cycles typical of bipolar disorder. For more information about Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, click here or visit CHAMP clinic.