... ADHD. Is that a symptom of ADHD> He says he takes medication for his anger. I don't understand that because I know other people have ADHD but their anger is not bad like his
TM104581; Some kids show more signs of ADHD than others you have seen the normal like not wanting to wait there turn etc but here are some you must look for and tell a teacher, That your finding this kid is starting to get more aggressive. and the teacher could let the doctor know he may need adjustments in his medication. by no means should you point it out so he loses his temper at you or gets to physical pushing you around and stuff. It is nice that you are concerned about this kid enough to ask, Then are very normal I many cases. but what takes you or I to do it is very hard for them to stay on focus. here is a copy and paste about anger issues that goes with the ADHD cHUC1957 Impulsive kids often have a hard time regulating their feelings especially difficult feelings like anger and frustration.
They may have frequent meltdowns or temper tantrums – that are not only more frequent than a child without ADHD but are also more intense and emotion filled. Their moods may be unpredictable – you may never know what you are going to get from day to day, hour to hour, or even minute to minute. One minute they may explode and then the next they are able to move on and are uncertain what the fuss is all about. On the other hand they may explode and take a long time to settle and calm back down.
These kids can also be very sensitive - they feel things very deeply – wearing their heart on their sleeve. They can be very vulnerable and the transition to preschool can be quite challenging. Preschool is a time where children begin to socialize and learn about interacting and getting along with others. They need to learn how to interact in a group setting (cooperate, wait turns, share, delay gratification), but for kids with ADHD this can be a very difficult transition.
The impulsive behaviors may be viewed as demanding or selfish and can alienate others - especially when the child shows little remorse for his or her behaviors and doesn’t seem to learn from mistakes. Excessive moodiness, quickness to anger, being easily upset by things, low adaptability, problems adjusting to change – these issues make day-to-day tasks and interactions all the more difficult.
When my son was diagnosed with ADHD we waited for him to tell us when he felt the need for medication! Finally he needed it to be able to co concentrate in class etc... First he tried stratera. It cause him to feel anger really bad wbere he told me he felt he wanted to push his teacher or someone if he didnt get off. He was on less then 2 weeks. Then he tried Vyvanse it was working well but it took all his appetite away and because he was a growing boy it was stunting his growth so he tried Concerta. Concerta worked the best fir my son the doctor added cyproheptadine to give appetite because alot if adhd meds take appetite away. Now he is in college taking robotics and will be heading to university in two years to study engineering! For my son taking medicine fir adhd works. You just have to keep in contact with your doctor and tell him hiw you fell on the medication to get the best one for yourself.
Sometimes it can cause anger and frustration. Some medications (stimulants) cause anger also, and in some kids O.D.D (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) is present with ADHD kids. Has he been defiant, back talking, argumentative, vindictive, manipulative, or has he been aggressive with anyone or been in trouble alot? I'm just trying to rule it out. It's probably just the stimulant he takes, maybe. Have your friend talk to his Dr about it, they will know more of what's going on than anybody. P.S. there is no prescription medication for anger. If there was my daughter would be on it.
I know it is strange but adderall helped me with my anger. It relaxes me and I am able to stay focused. I did not think I had an anger problem however others noticed that I became more calm..just that others mentioned my tolerance was an eye opener for myself. I think it has a lot to do with frustration of being able to concentrate more and the ability to keep from feeling overwhelmed by not being able to finish anything. Things become easier to finish. At least you can organize your thoughts instead of thinking about everything that is running through your mind. It gives you more control to control wondering off into wherever your mind takes you. So if anger is stops it would be from ADHD, but if adderall increases anger than that would be from a different illness I'd think.
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