Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: KAREENA | 2012/10/25

Q.

8 YEAR OLD WITH BAD TEMPER

HI MY SON IS 8 AND HAS A BAD TEMPER. IT SHOCKS ME THE WAY HE SHOUTS AND SCREAMS AND IS TOTALLY UNREASONABLE WHEN HE GETS UPSET OR ANGRY. IS IT NORMAL 4 KIDS DIS AGE? OR IS HE JUST TRYING TO FORCE HIS WAY ON US?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual for children of this age to have such a bad temper.With one form of epilepsy known as 'temporal lobe epilepsy ' children may at first have this symptom of a very bad temper. As it is definitely of concern that your son is so bad tempered now, it would be best if he is seen by a paediatrician. Please ask the paediatrician whether he/she thinks your son may have this form of epilepsy-so write the name down and take it with you to the paediatrician.

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