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Could it be healthy for a 13 year old to throw an explosive temper tantrum?

Could it be healthy for a 13 year old to throw an explosive temper tantrum?

Nope: Tantrums are normal for two year olds. This is a warning sign of a deeper psychological problem that needs to be immediately investigated. If you have guns in the house remove them. Certainly sit down with him and give him the chance to openly discuss his feelings. Then get him in for his appointment asap. ...Read more

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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If my daughter still has temper tantrums at 16yo, will she have them forever?

If my daughter still has temper tantrums at 16yo, will she have them forever?

Depends on source: Whether 16 or 60, tantrums after childhood generally represent a boiling over of supressed feelings. Those who do not learn to acknowledge their feelings & share them effectively can be hobbled by sporadic rage. Counseling focused on improving these areas can give anyone a worthwhile skill & a chance to enjoy life without feeling the loss of control that often gives them low self esteeme. ...Read more

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Why do bodybuilders have temper tantrums when people say they do not like their look?

Why do bodybuilders have temper tantrums when people say they do not like their look?

Think about it: These people work very hard to look special. Most of them are not abusing steroids, but have a healthy, often lonely lifestyle focused on building strength. Not everyone thinks massive musculature looks nice (some might even be jealous). But do you generally put down other people's achievements? Do you tell other athletes 'It's not worth it? ' Instead, why not just say 'You must work hard.' ...Read more

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5yr/old daughter has temper tantrums that last for hours. She hits/bites me. Could there be something wrong? This is an everyday thing.

5yr/old daughter has temper tantrums that last for hours. She hits/bites me. Could there be something wrong? This is an everyday thing.

Not Everyday Thing!: U ; your daughter both must feel frustrated ; exhausted at these times. I would advise consulting with a developmental expert -a child psychologist or psychiatrist. I'd want to understand what is provoking her outbursts as well as what is fueling them after they start. Tantrums are associated w/ various challenges -communication delays, anxiety problems, earaches, etc. Expert can help u help her! ...Read more

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Can my 7 month old be having temper tantrums? When he wants something he doesn't just get fussy anymore. He just screams loudly and suddenly.

Can my 7 month old be having temper tantrums? When he wants something he doesn't just get fussy anymore. He just screams loudly and suddenly.

I agree that his: Pediatrician needs to see him & a video of an episode. Learned behaviors typically start at 6 months, so he can have learned that his shriek gets instant attention, but you can't ignore it till you know he's ok. If ok, ignore it consistently till he gives it up. Intermittently reinforcing it makes it last longer. Attend to him while he's happy. With phrases like, " Up? You want up? " & a smile. ...Read more

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Hi I have problem with my temper on occational. Growing up I had a temper tantrums but I got spank but now I still suffer child like sytoms.

Hi I have problem with my temper on occational. Growing up I had a temper tantrums but I got spank but now I still suffer child like sytoms.

Expectations: One of the subconscious problems we sometimes enter adulthood with is unexpressed expectations. We expect others to do as we like; others to fix what is broken inside of us; expectations that lead us to very unhealthy coping skills. You may need to do some work with a good therapist to find out what is really happening deep inside; know there are adult and healthier ways to deal with emotions. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son throws terrible Temper tantrums any tips? Just screams for hours when he doesn't get what he wants What's an appropriate reaction

Start by calling: Child Find of your local school district for developmental assessment. Also, fill out developmental screens & the M-CHAT on firstsigns. Org & see his pediatrician. Tell your son your rules at his language level, then ignore tantrums consistently by walking him from behind to time-out without talking, making eye contact or acting angry. Repeat till he stays put, then set timer for 3 minutes. ...Read more

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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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Are having temper tantrums as 13yo boy normal?

Are having temper tantrums as 13yo boy normal?

NO, of course not: Temper tantrums are a function of the more primitive part of the brain. This is made to be much more reactive by high calorie malnutritiond, particularly all the sugary stuff and even sweeteners. Look to diet as the cause and see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". ...Read more

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My 16 year old hits me during his temper tantrums what do I do?

Get help: You don't say if your son has any underlying conditions such as autism, but allowing a 16 year old to hit you is teaching him to be abusive. If he does have another condition, get specialized help (behavioral training). If not, get help for yourself, for him, and for the family. Domestic violence is dangerous for everyone involved. ...Read more

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My 21 month old has temper tantrum 18 hours a day! What can I do?

DMDD: Sounds like dysregulated mood disorder, not terrible 2's because it is so pervasive. Unpublished but submitted research indicates this may be a disorder of brain Glutamate. Amantadine is very effective if this is DMDD. Speak to your pediatrician to be sure that there is not another medical cause of the irritability. ...Read more

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Tired of my sister's temper tantrums. Will she always be like this?

If she's older than: 2-4, her tantrums are no longer age-appropriate. They'll continue as long as she receives positive or negative attention for them from your parents & others. If she's < 10 years old, you could "gift" your parents the book " little people" by dr. Ed christipherson, ~ $12 on amazon, or any book on oppositional defiant disorder by dr. Russell barkley. Calmly tell your parents your concerns, privately. ...Read more

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I am 16 with temper tantrums. Is it possible that I could have aspergers?

Possible: Possible, but seeing a trained doctor for diagnosis is the best approach. Remember that there are other reasons for uncontrollable temper besides asperger's. ...Read more

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I had a meltdown/ temper tantrum infront of my drug counseler, what to do?

I had a meltdown/ temper tantrum infront of my drug counseler, what to do?

Apologize: Apologize, and get counseling for "anger mangagement". Controlling one's temper is an essential process in maintaining "sobriety", so "amends" do not have to be made unnessicarily. ...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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Can you tell me how to stop acting like a spoilt adult with temper tantrums?

Seek help: If you are aware that you are doing what you describe, then you are steps along to stopping it. Now you need rot find a mental health professional to help you on the journey to recovery. ...Read more

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Why do men feel like its ok to throw temper tantrums at home but say nothing at work?

M ost people...: (not just men) do what they can get away with, where they can get away with it. If there are no consequences to a tantrum at home, that's where it's going to happen. ...Read more

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Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Seek Tx: Usually information you provide during treatment stays confidential. However, there are some limits to confidentiality with being in danger to yourself or others are some of them. If you feel you cannot control your sx anymore, either dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, you might want to consider making an appointment with psychiatrist and psychologist to start your treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a mental diagnosis for an adult who throws temper tantrums the same way a child does?

Intermittent expolos: Intermittent explosive disorder is a condition where a person has sudden outbursts. It can exist by itself or be a symptom of panic disorder, anxiety, adhd, dementia, seizures, neurologic disorders, as well as bipolar and psychotic disorders. Evaluation and appropriate treatment can greatly help but the cause needs to be determined. ...Read more

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I still throw temper tantrums, and I want it to stop. Is it because I have a need for control?

The simple explana-: Tion is that you've received positive or negative attention that has reinforced your using tantrums as a way to get what you want or to avoid doing what you don't want to do. Since you recognize that tantrums are no longer age-appropriate, the next step is to see your doctor, a psychiatrist & a psychologist to rule out contributing medical or mental health issues, then develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you have your daughter committed to an institution if she is violent in her temper tantrums?

Can you have your daughter committed to an institution if she is violent in her temper tantrums?

Diagnose first: The first thing to do is have her evaluated by a behavioral psychologist or psychiatrist. There may be treatment alternatives that can successfully manage her behavior. A last resort would be a psychiatric hospitalization to further the evaluation. ...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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Can allergy medication cause kids to have temper tantrums?

Yes: Most allergy medications contain antihistamines which can cause behavioral changes, including temper tantrums. Sedation is the most common side effect but paradoxical reactions including hyperactivity and irritability are possible. ...Read more

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Why does prescription drug use means prone to ferocious temper-tantrums?

Question unclear: I'm not sure if you're asking if the drug causes tantrums or are needed because of the tantrums. Either is possible, need much more information before one could answer the question. Consult with mental health professional to understand what is happening and how best to deal with it. ...Read more

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I have started throwing aggressive temper tantrums when my antidepressant wears off. Please help?

I have started throwing aggressive temper tantrums when my antidepressant wears off. Please help?

See my full answer: Temper tantrums arise from the limbic system of the brain. This part of the brain is a computer and it becomes much more reactive when oxidative functions in its cells are compromised. Please go to my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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My 3 yo just had a massive temper tantrum. He is now asleep but I listened to his hr. It seems like it slows down than speeds up. Worry?

My 3 yo just had a massive temper tantrum. He is now asleep but I listened to his hr. It seems like it slows down than speeds up. Worry?

Variable breathing: It is normal for your 3 year olds heart rate to vary depending on whether he is breathing in or out. This is because when you breath in the heart gets squeezed a little by the lungs and this slows the heart down. Then when you breath out, the heart speeds up a little as the air goes out of the lungs. This is a normal response and often exaggerated in little kids! ...Read more

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I am having a hard time diciplining my 3yr old when she is having a temper-tantrum, not listening or being rude to me & others. I've tried everything?

I am having a hard time diciplining my 3yr old when she is having a temper-tantrum, not listening or being rude to me & others. I've tried everything?

Temper tantrum: Here are some ideas to try.
1) time out
2) remove your child from the scene and discuss why he or she is upset
3) take away favorite toy-- child earns it back with good behavior
4) reward method-- good behavior earns something (not food)
5) teach child ways to deal with stress besides temper tantrum (coloring, writing, favorite book, running outside, etc).
Good luck. ...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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Tantrums (Definition)

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