Anger Management

Understanding intermittent explosive disorder (IED) and how to defuse angry outbursts

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is characterized by short, intense outbursts of anger that can leave destruction in their wake.  People with IED may have brain abnormalities that foster impulsivity.  IED can be misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To calm someone during an…

Do men get angrier than women?

“Do men get angrier than women?” The majority would probably say yes: Men do get angrier than women, and more often. But would the majority be correct? Or, would they be endorsing another one of many gender stereotypes? Read: Anger Management 101 Science overwhelmingly shows that this is, indeed, just…

When you have an angry child: lead with empathy and follow up with discipline

Dealing with an angry child can lead to all sorts of frustrations—however, it’s important that parents address these angry outbursts properly. Fortunately there’s a 3D model that works to build a child’s self-esteem, encourage their healthy expression of their feelings, and cultivate a healthy parent-child relationship. First, parents should cast…

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