ADHD and a Bad Temper

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    eashline92
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    Does adhd and a bad temper go hand and hand? I was just curious. I have the combined hyperactive/inattentive type and my fuse can be very short at times. I’m not proud of it, but I have been arrested and had court dates because of my impulsive actions when I am angry. When I get angry,my first instinct is to hit and usually the urge overcomes me before I stop and think. Inside m brain, it is like there is a Ferrari in there with no brakes and no way to down shift. I have been working with my doctor on this. Can anyone else relate and any creative tips to help besides the usual breathe and count to ten (which doesn’t work)?

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    My temper can flare pretty quickly.

    I find I am easily sucked into responding to situations, and my typical response is to get defensive, and then I escalate pretty quickly.

    Find what works for you – perhaps walking away, or making a mental note that when you feel a little warm faced / (or whatever pre-trigger you identify) that you have an action plan to act on.

    To be honest, it doesn’t always work, even whilst being cognizant of it as I have put into place a plan for myself.

    If it is a loved one, try to explain your love for them, your care for them – and your desire to not have the behavior.

    It may also help if you have a relationship with that person, to ask that they signal / cue you in to when you are heating up a bit.

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    That is exactly how I am. Knock on wood I haven’t lost my cool in a while because I am starting to recognize the signs of my temper coming on and walking away rather than allowing myself to get sucked into a potentially bad situation

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