A 32-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how could a adhd/autistic [aspergers] adult, like myself, calm down when angry?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John O'Malleyanswered
Child Psychiatry 56 years experience
Coping Skills: Whether you have adhd or aspergers or both you will need coping skills to utilize when stressed or angered. I suggest you find a professional is familiar with the use of coping skills in your situation. They can help you find what skills you need.
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Therapists at the UT: program http://www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/evaluation-and-treatment/autism/adult.php can help you with identifying your "rumbling" stage and learning techniques to self-calm. Kudos to you for recognizing & addressing a problem that is causing you harmful dysfunction! With this much insight, you can learn & practice strategies that will improve your social interactions.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
How could a adhd/autistic [aspergers] adult, like myself, calm down when angry?
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A therapist can help: You recognize your " rumbling stage" ; teach you self-calming techniques. Your insight ; motivation are impressive! effective therapies for people with asd's need to be intensive ; repetitive. Even as an adult, you'll benefit from knowing what events trigger your emotional over-reactions. Medications are part of treatment of adult adhd ; of irritability in asd. See http://www.Autismspeaks.Org.
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Last updated Apr 21, 2016
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