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The ADHD-Anger Connection: New Insights into Emotional Dysregulation and Treatment Considerations
Irritability, anger issues, and emotional dysregulation in general contribute significantly to the psychosocial burden of ADHD in children and adults. The latest research suggests that these problems are inherent to ADHD and may require specific treatment.
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For some, it might be useful, to not make excuses for negative or rude behaviors by others as in, “Maybe they are having a bad day.”
If Some with ADHD learned to “check out”, mentally in childhood (I.e. become inattentive or hyperactive to cope) as that was the best emotional-survival-strategy in the home, it might benefit to begin “checking in” once older– I.e. The ADHD person begins assessing people in a loving, yet educated, manner… thinking, “maybe this person is toxic or unbalanced and there is a reason my nervous system is reacting.”
Dr. Ramani and Dr. Gabor Mate are the primary sources for this additional consideration, as it relates to learned hyper vigilance in the face of certain childhood environments.
Thank you for your work. I appreciated the insights noted.