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anxiety, depression, irritable mood in pediatric patients, irritability, pediatric mental health



  1. Vause, Holly E. DNP, PMHNP, BC
  2. Chapman, Meredith MD


Abstract: Irritability is a common symptom associated with several pediatric mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Recommended treatments may be significantly different based on the target symptoms. Diagnostic clarification is achieved over time using screening tools, individual and family history, coordination with schools, and targeted observation.