Posted by: Dai | 2009-02-09


Excessive Anger maybe Adult ADHD

Hi there,
Please could you help me. My husband gets so angry that he can not remember what he said when he' s calmed down. Could this be a sympton of adult ADHD?He is very intelligent but never seem to finish the projects he has at home unless some pressure is put on him. He is constantly complaining of headaches. I am not sure what to do as he really is very abusive when he gets so angry and it is hurting our marriage very badly right now.

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Dai,
Your husband's aggression could be due to frustration at not being able to concentrate and follow through on a thought process. Coupled with the inability to complete tasks, it may very well be ADD. However, it may be worthwhile to see a GP and a Clinical Psychologist to get to the bottom of his aggression especially if he is suffering from frequent headaches, which could be attributable to ADD due to trying very hard to remain focused. If it is ADD, a psychologist can provide coping strategies to get the aggression under control, as well to cope with the other symptoms of ADD. The first step will be to obtain a diagnosis.
Kind regards,

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Posted by: Wayne | 2009-03-09

Wow - spot on. I stumbled onto this link while searching for something else but was amazed when I read through it. I too have these symptoms except the headaches. I am trying to study at the moment but can' t finish a paragraph before losing my place in the book. I never finish a project or task without being forced to do it. As a child I was an introvert - now when faced with a challenge I lash out without thinking - almost over-compensating for what I endured as a child. I usually end up having to apologise - A LOT, because I keep putting my foot in my mouth so often. Thank you.

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Posted by: Jim | 2009-02-12

Hello Dai - being angry and abusive to you is definitely part of ADHD. I had ADHD diagnosed last year and this was part of my behaviour as well and honestly most of the time I had no control over this but there are reasons why this is developing and it definitely can be stopped. Let me know if I can help further..

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