Peds Therapy Corner: ADHD and Aggression – What You Need to Know
All kids can lose control of their emotions if they’re feeling angry, hurt, frustrated or sad. But when some kids with ADHD (also known as ADD) get upset, their negative feelings tend to be stronger and last for a longer period of time. Some may respond to those strong feelings by becoming physically aggressive.
If you have a child with ADHD who tends to lash out physically, you may wonder whether his aggressiveness is related to his ADHD. It may well be. That’s because kids with ADHD tend to have trouble managing their emotions.
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