I was at the Texas Medical Association Convention this past week and sat in on a psychiatric seminar for a few minutes. Oh my goodness, was it (sorry to say) boring! I was with coworkers and was unable to stay for the complete seminar, but I would have liked to have been there for the Q & A after the seminar. This room was full of psychiatrists! I wasn't there for psychiatric purposes, but thought this seminar would be very interesting. I did stay long enough to hear that the bipolar diagnosis not otherwise specified, was given out too frequently and that physicians needed to be looking at other diagnosis's to explain difficult child behaviors. Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder or DMDD. He also mentioned severe mood dysregulation and temper dysregulation. There is an article in the February issue of The Journal of Psychiatry titled Taking Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Out for a Test Drive http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=1566892 Thought you all might be interested.