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Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tantrums are not
age-appropriate in adulthood.
When calm, explain that you will not engage when (s)he is tantruming - no talking, glaring, yelling, no positive or negative attention of any kind. If that person refuses to seek psychiatric care & his/her behaviors pose a danger to him-/herself or others, arrange involuntary commitment to a mental health facility instead of enabling the person to hurt someone.

In brief: Tantrums are not
age-appropriate in adulthood.
When calm, explain that you will not engage when (s)he is tantruming - no talking, glaring, yelling, no positive or negative attention of any kind. If that person refuses to seek psychiatric care & his/her behaviors pose a danger to him-/herself or others, arrange involuntary commitment to a mental health facility instead of enabling the person to hurt someone.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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