School Psych Corner: Disruptive Behavior: Why It’s Often Misdiagnosed
[Source: Child Mind Institute]
Most children have occasional temper tantrums or emotional outbursts, but when kids repeatedly lash out, are defiant, or can’t control their tempers, it can impair their functioning in school and cause serious family turmoil.
The first challenge in helping a child manage his behavior better is to understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. In the same way that a headache or a fever can be caused by many things, frequent outbursts — which clinicians call “emotional dysregulation”— can reflect a number of different underlying issues.
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