Anger issues can be part of ADHD
Many ADHD children and adults
have problems with anger. After all, many times anger occurs as a result of poor impulsivity control
. If you can’t delay an impulsive action, then it’s hard to delay the feelings that often escalate to frustration and anger.
It’s not unusual for both parents and doctors to assume that anger results from being spoiled, from lack of discipline, as a side effect of bipolar disorder or depression,
or one or more of dozens of other problems.
Sometimes the fact that anger can often be a part of the behavior of ADHD
goes unrecognized. Other times, I suspect it becomes a subject of gross denial, as parents and healthcare professionals try to sort through the many causes of anger.
point out all of the frustration that children and adults with ADHD have to suffer is one of the major reasons for anger in these persons. Why? It’s hard enough for a child or teen who is not ADHD to deal with frustration and failure, but just think about how difficult it is for the ADHD kid, teen or adult.
As a result, ADHD anger
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