Emotional Dysregulation

Emotional Dysregulation is marked by extreme emotional reactions that are not considered normal. Also know as mood swings, emotional dysregulation is commonly exhibited by angry outbursts and threats of violence towards the self and others. Emotional dysregulation is seen in patients with Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Boderline Personality Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and victims of childhood trauma. Symptoms of emotional dysregulation include: seeming to be "out of control" and can't calm down, too intense emotions, extreme negative emotions, difficulty recognizing emotional cues from others and their own emotional state, and impulsivity.

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