Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Anger

Consistent debilitating irritability, temper tantrums, angry outbursts, unpredictable mood swings, and overall emotional discomfort disrupt every aspect of living: personal, emotional, family academic and work. The ability to return to feeling calm and comfortable despite life’s setbacks can be achieved by:

  • cognitive behavioral techniques- exploring and correcting faulty, conflicting and ambivalent thoughts, assignment to engage in new behaviors (activation therapy), and increasing overall awareness
  • Walk and talk: we are prewired to have more clarity and feel calmer in the outdoors and it is therefore easier to identify elements in your life that fuel fear and worry and demand adjustment
  • self-soothing- using the 5 senses to feel calmer and more centered
  • dialectical treatments- mindfulness, , thinking of pros and cons, crisis survival strategies, urge management
  • distress intolerance- helping you find your resilient side
  • interpersonal effectiveness- managing your mood so that it serves to promote not destroy relationships
  • assertiveness

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