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What causes temper tantrums?

What causes temper tantrums?

Read on: If it is the two year old it is the inability to express their needs, as well as it is the developmental time when the self is taking over ignoring all but their own need. I guess it's the same etiology for teens and all ages. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Daniel
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Temper Tantrums (Definition)

A temper tantrum is an event in which a child is angry and cries, screams, hits, kicks, and/or throws himself onto the ground to get things done his way from Mom, Dad, or another family member. Temper tantrums are loud, especially in public places, but are best ignored and politely handled from ...Read more


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What causes temper tantrums in kids?

What causes temper tantrums in kids?

See below: Temper tantrums are an immature response to anger and frustration. Children may respond this way when they have limits placed on a particular behavior. ...Read more

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What causes temper tantrums in tweens?

Unmet wants: Just like toddlers, tweens will have tantrums when they do not get what they want. If tantrums work, you will see a lot of them. Usually you have a few seconds warning. Decide quickly how important the issue is. If you would give in after a tantrum, give in before it occurs. If you will not give in, let the tantrum occur and be strong. Thus, no tantrums will be rewarded. ...Read more

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3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read more

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Ocd or depression losing ones temper saying nasty mean things you can't stop feeling drained not having fun doing anything checking alarm 10 times?

Ocd or depression losing ones temper saying nasty mean things you can't stop feeling drained not having fun doing anything checking alarm 10 times?

I see you are: Diagnosed with ocd. The only listed medication is desipramine. Was that prescribed for your ocd? That is a tricyclic antidepressant. Have you ever been treated with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor? Are you being followed by a psychiatrist? If not, that might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Can Alzheimer's sufferers develop temper tantrums?

Yes: Person with alzheimer's disease may develop a catastrophic reaction if they are in a stressful situation that they do not understand. ...Read more

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What are ways to control my 7 year old son's explosive temper and his aggression towards brothers?

What are ways to control my 7 year old son's explosive temper and his aggression towards brothers?

Modify behavior: Hard to explain in a paragraph as this takes time and effort on your part with some guidance: appreciate good behavior and try and ignore bad behavior. I will refer you to few books one by russel barkley phd. Your defiant child; eight ways to deal. Another, sos help for parents: parent guide by lynn clark. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read more

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After boyfriend committed suicide, panic attacks, breakdowns, hard to breathe, emotional, worried, avoid things that reminds me of it? Help please?

After boyfriend committed suicide, panic attacks, breakdowns, hard to breathe, emotional, worried, avoid things that reminds me of it? Help please?

Major Loss: I am so sorry to hear of your boyfriend's suicide. Clearly it has had a major impact on you. This is too big an issue to resolve using this venue except to encourage you to get help. Have you considered talking to a pastor or grief counselor? Would really recommend that. You are worth it and it will help you to process this loss and to continue moving forward with your life. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you calm a child with asperger's syndrome down from a temper tantrum?

How do you calm a child with asperger's syndrome down from a temper tantrum?

Trial and error: Different techniques work with different children. Some techniques that parents/guardians of my patients with asperger's have had success with include hand massages and taking a bath or a shower. I suggest involvement in a support group for caregivers of autistic spectrum children for more ideas. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

Tell them your : household rules before they come or as soon as they arrive. Ask them how they'll get their meds refilled while with you. Tell them you love them, but if their mood disorders are not stabilized, you need their doctors to refer & send records to a psychiatrist & psychologist in your town. Discuss what you'll do if their BPD disrupts family function. Get written permission to talk to their doctors. ...Read more

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Ocd messing up loving relationship any ideas how to fix it previous relationship love being pulled by ocd making life hard and making relationship har?

Ocd messing up loving relationship any ideas how to fix it previous relationship love being pulled by ocd making life hard and making relationship har?

Get in therapy: It sounds like these symptoms are ongoing and interfering with your life, but they are quite treatable. You haven't provided a lot of info, but it almost sounds like the symptoms increase in response to being in a relationship? If so, it could be that the OCD is an expression of some emotion -- such as fear, inadequacy, resentment, or anger. ...Read more

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My 3 year old's behavior is becoming extreme. He is defiant, very easily frustrated, screams and throws tantrums. It really seems abnormal to me. ?

My 3 year old's behavior is becoming extreme. He is defiant, very easily frustrated, screams and throws tantrums. It really seems abnormal to me. ?

Talk to Pediatrician: Generally, we advise placing the child in a safe place and ignoring the tantrums.Then give your child a hug when done, promoting the reward of not behaving so.. And discussing this with your pediatrician should be helpful. ...Read more

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What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read more

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What do thoughts of suicide, scratching over old self harm cuts, unreasonable sadness and thinking of school as a stress and anxiety place lead to?

What do thoughts of suicide, scratching over old self harm cuts, unreasonable sadness and thinking of school as a stress and anxiety place lead to?

Needs evaluation: Thoughts of suicide and self harm need immediate evaluation. If suicidal thoughts are present, immediate help is needed and the patient needs to report it to a parent and seek help immediately. Also unreasonable sadness and stress could be signs of depression and anxiety needs evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar disorder: is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more

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I'm hearing voices, seeing things, random and irrational thinking. What sudden event could cause someone to just mentally break?

I'm hearing voices, seeing things, random and irrational thinking. What sudden event could cause someone to just mentally break?

Psychotic episode: There is not actually a particular event that can precipitate a psychotic break. Would strongly suggest your going to see a mental health professional for further evaluation which will look at family history of mental illness, onset of symptoms, possible medical illnesses, medications/drugs/alcohol. ...Read more

Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration. They typically in ...Read more