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Kelley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Our son is nearly 18, he doesn't have any diagnosed

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Our son is nearly 18, he doesn't have any diagnosed disorders or medical conditions.He has tantrumed since 3 years old.over the years when "he lost it" he would push a note under our door to apologise. His behaviour, raging, breaking things,abusive concearned us enough to see a doctor. Referrals to a consultant thrust ritalin at us(we declined as he was not diagnosed with anything)an educational physcologist told us we had a lovely boy. We gave our son greater freedoms and independence as advised and over years Tantrums became more adult(not violent)but very abusive,distructive or attention seeking & only towards us at home. He always wants to start afresh as if nothings happened but he,is so dissapointed with himself, upset& frustrated that He wrote to us saying he wants help,says he doesnt want to be like this any more but cannot control himself sometimes. He doesnt want to live at home, he deliberately stays away to avoid feeling self-conscious @ home. It doesnt make sense.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Kelley replied 7 years ago.
It sounds like your son may be experiencing Intermittent explosive disorder. Please see the following link for great information about it
I would suggest getting him back to a psychiatrist for a better evaluation and a diagnosis and medications to help him as he deals with the anger. I would also get him back to a psychologist and into anger management classes. Both will help him deal with why he is feeling so angery and how to control himself so that he does not become so explosive.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist anymore.
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