A 34-year-old member asked:

My 18 year old daughter has cerebral palsy and has temper tantrums. is there a link between the two?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 56 years experience
Yes: Emotional dyscontrol is very common in cases of damage to frontal lobes or other portions of the emotional circuitry known as the limbic system. These areas of the brain can be damaged in cerebral palsy. Medication and counseling may be helpful.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 3, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.