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Sometimes things can get to be more than you can handle. I know this from my own personal experience. I suffered a great loss and after a year of trying to cope with that loss on my own, I knew that it was time for me to reach out for some help. I was missing work, didn't want to do much of anything and just didn't feel like myself. I started seeing a counselor each week, and it has helped. If you are struggling to recover after a loss, this blog may be able to help you find the help you need to get past it.

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Control Anger Before It Controls You: 3 Tips For Adults With ADHD

by Jessica Mason

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, affects approximately 4% to 5% of all adults in the U.S. Adults suffering from ADHD tend to be more impulsive and emotional; this disorder manifests itself in clinical symptoms such as difficulties in following direction, in remembering information, in concentrating and in controlling emotions. Adults with ADHD tend to have trouble controlling their anger, and many require anger management. If you happen to be in this situation, you can learn to control your anger before it controls you. In fact, here are 3 tips that might help.

Identify Anger Trigger Thoughts

Knowing what angers you or when you are going to become angered is one of the first steps to controlling your anger. You don't want your emotions to blindside you. Trigger thoughts are thoughts that enter your mind and eventually trigger a certain emotion. Generally speaking, there are two distinct anger trigger thought categories you should be aware of. They include:

  • the belief that you are being harmed or victimized at the current moment; and,
  • the belief that someone means to do you harm in the future.

Whenever these thoughts enter your mind, you need to learn how to take a step back. This may include walking away from the situation entirely or taking a short break to reassess your thoughts and how accurate your emotions are.

Exercise or Participate in Some Type of Sport 

Adults with ADHD tend to have more energy than others. The buildup of energy may lead you to act quickly without thinking of what the consequences may be. One of the best natural remedies that may help you keep your anger in check is to use up as much of this energy as possible. You can do so by either exercising or participating in some type of sport, as confirmed by many studies. Exercising more often will also offer many additional profound benefits to your overall well being and health.

Don't Skip Your Medication

Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to take any medications that the doctors may have prescribed for your condition. You definitely do not want to skip any of your medications, as they actually do wonders in keeping your emotions in check. These medications are designed to keep hormonal and chemical levels within your body in balance. Although these medications may not help you control your anger entirely, they definitely will lengthen your fuse, so that you don't react to situations as quickly. This gives you more time to assess the situation and think things through.


Just because you are dealing with ADHD, it does not necessarily mean that you are helpless to controlling your emotions and your anger. All you have to do is learn simple management techniques and implement them in your life, and soon you'll be able to control your anger before it controls you. If you still struggle to control your emotions, consider visiting places like the Evergreen Recovery Centers.