Anyone see the new DSMV diagnosis?: "disruptive mood dysregulation disorder" What do you think? I suppose if it provides a diagnosis for which insurance will pay services...but it seems,uh, a little vague! kinda broad! Maybe that's good. My son's psychiatrist told us awhile ago that this new DSM V diagnosis was coming out, and that it was formulated for kids like him. And that there is a lot of interest and research in the field right now around these 'very irritable kids'. Yesterday, my husband and I met with her to talk about our desperation and ask (desperately) for ANY options: alternative (light therapy? meditation?), intensive therapy in house, in hospital, therapeutic boarding schools etc etc. She admitted that 'your son is very sick' (I really like her and really like that someone in the system acknowledges our pain - after several people earlier on who told us to just read this or that book). But also, that he is 'unique' and that is why there are not more services for kids like him. She said that it has gotten to the point that you cannot admit kids to for aggressive therapy unless they are actively and demonstrably at risk for harming themselves or others. (So now I'm confused, unique but there is a whole new DSMV for kids like him, so....). Why is the 'system' lagging so far behind? Where is the support? My son is smart and has so much to offer if he could become emotionally stable!; he is suffering and the whole family is suffering and less functional than it could be (it would be good all around if we could be more productive - we could give back more!). I'm not convinced he's so unique. It's just a big fat blind spot in health care.