I just found out that termper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria (TDD) is still included in the proposal for DSM-V, but under the category of depressive disorders. It is now named disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. This reflects the fact that the predonimant feature of this disorder is a mood problem rather than a behavior problem. The “disruptive” part does show that there is still consideration that this disorder is a behavior problem in essence, however.
The criteria are very strict, but unfortunately, bipolar disorder has to be ruled out first before a child can be diagnosed with this disorder. This makes it easier for doctors to diagnose pediatric bipolar disorder, while it seems the TDD idea was to correct the misdiagnosis of pediatric bipolar.
I still think that I would’ve been diagnosed with this had this disorder been present in DSM-IV. I used to meet all the criteria before I went on Abilify, except that a pervasive developmental disorder should be ruled out first.