Temper Tantrums Now A Medical Disorder

by Christopher Paul on November 17, 2012

American Psychiatric Association is about to recognize a psychological disorder in children officialy called Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder or, as everyone else calls them, hissy fits. According to Wired, the new disorder is classified as:

“severe recurrent temper outbursts that are grossly out of proportion in intensity or duration to the situation.” … at least three times a week.

Which, as Wired also notes, is just about every child (and many adults). So, if you feel your child is being a brat, you can say it’s not their fault, they suffer from a mental imbalance called immaturity due to being a child.

via Boing Boing

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