Carolina Counseling Services - Helping Teens and Adolescents Move Away from Anger
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Helping Teens and Adolescents Move Away from Anger
Many people will experience angry outbursts at some point in their lives, though young people may seem to experience more than their share. However, some teens and adolescents may appear to be angry all the time, and their outbursts could come even without due provocation. This is when it might be time to take a harder look at this anger and find a more positive way to resolve it.
When Anger Becomes a Serious Issue
Harvard epidemiologist Ronald Kessler has identified one of the most common disorders in adolescents as intermittent and explosive anger. Typically this type of anger will, on average, begin at age 12, and is more commonly seen in boys rather than girls. Unfortunately, it can take a while before this issue is dealt with due to a natural tendency to believe that “acting out” is normal for teens.
It can be tough to distinguish between serious, violent anger and the usual outburst that a teen may be prone to. However, parents who observe that their adolescents have developed very volatile temperaments may want to objectively assess whether their children’s flares of temper are out of proportion to their supposed cause.
Angry outbursts in teens and adolescents could be considered serious when responses are out of control and/or become persistent. It could also be likely that the angry teen may destroy property while experiencing fits of anger. In addition, these episodes may be frequently marked with violence or threats to commit violence. While it may be natural for parents to believe that their children are abusing drugs or alcohol, studies show that this may not necessarily be the case. Substance use will need to be ruled out due to the tendency for young people with intermittent explosive disorder to struggle with substance abuse and depression, though this is not the only possible factor.
Adolescents and teens with this type of anger problem may display impulsive, aggressive behavior that is grossly disproportionate to the stressor that the behavior may be in response to. They may appear unable to tolerate frustration, experience intense anger, or appear plagued with feelings of guilt after an episode. They are commonly irritable in between episodes but can exhibit a mood change prior to an outburst.
Moving Away from Uncontrollable Anger
Anger that is extreme, destructive, and uncontrolled is often referred to as Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Studies show that teens and adolescents who have this disorder can suffer considerable disruption in their relationships and may be prone to doing poorly in school. This kind of anger can clearly have serious repercussions in the life of a young person.
It is important that help be made available to teens and adolescents who are unable to control their anger. If you observe that your child is flying into a rage, or if you see that this rage has become aggressive and potentially destructive, call Carolina Counseling Services and open the door to your child’s recovery where skilled and caring contracted, independently licensed professionals will help you and your child through this journey.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28311, 28312, 28314