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Question by  theid28 (15)

What is the relationship between ADHD and aggression?

My friend's son has both and she does not think they are related.


Answer by  jcmaata2000yahoocom (37)

If some person has an ADHD, aggression may have some latent connection with it is because it is a mental and behavioral disorder. Individuals with this kind of malady tend to be hyperactive and sudden shifts and overflow of emotions might be an effect of which aggression is aforementioned.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

There can be an increase in aggression and impulsivity with people with ADHD. People can also have reactions to ADHD medication that can increase depression and aggression


Answer by  Crystalb (163)

Children with ADHD tend to be more aggressive for this reason: they are frustrated that people are frustrated with them. They cant help the fact that they cant focus or think clearly, and they do not understand why they get in trouble.


Answer by  olive8 (911)

For some people ADHD and aggression can be related by virtue of the fact that ADHD causes a lack of focus, and in children often a great deal of energy. The child may feel frustrated that he can't settle down and be "good" and thus the aggression.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

ADHD reduces impulse control, including aggressive impulses. However, people with ADHD can learn impulse control as well as anger management. And only a few people with ADHD also have anger management issues. ADHD does not cause aggression or violence. It will, however, worsen violent outbursts in those with high aggression.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

Children with ADHD have a hightened amount of excitability. Neurochemical excitement of anger or stress will lead an ADHD child from being hyper to becoming aggressive and unruly.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Many children with ADHD will be more aggressive than other children as they have so much energy and no way to channel it. Children with ADHD are hyper active, always into something band busy, their minds never slow down or stop working resulting in them becoming more and more aggressive unless treated.


Answer by  PooBear (341)

In my experience, people with ADHD become aggressive due to frustration, not because they are ADHD. Working with specialists can help channel the aggression and can help with the challenge of living with ADHD, both for the child and the caregivers.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Researchers have noted that there seems to be a correlation between the two, but no one has been able to scientifically prove that people with ADHD are automatically more aggressive than the general population. It's not uncommon for those with ADHD to develop Oppositional Defiance Disorder or Conduct Disorder, especially if the the ADHD isn't adequately (or accurately) addressed.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Having one will tend to cause the other that is just how it works she needs to discuss this with the doctor and get herself more informed on the conditions.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Kids with ADHD face a lot of frustrating situations (teachers not liking them) and at the same time they have poor impulse control. This would cause aggression.

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