Intermittent Explosive disorder. PIOG - Update-
They are pretty sure my 6 year old dd has this. I have done a lot of reading on it but I was wondering if anyone else is dealing with this. The meltdowns (that's what we call them) are awful. She has started hurting herself unless I hold her down and I hate doing that. Then she can't remember any of it. She asks me why her head hurts and where the scratches came from. She has also hurt me a time or two. I would really just like to know if anyone has any suggestions that I might can use to help her through the meltdowns. I don't know what though. She can't hear me, she doesn't really see me, she doesn't really know what I am doing or what she is doing.
I just feel so lost and helpless. She always has a headache and sore throat afterwards from the screaming and fighting. She cries and cries after the meltdowns and tells me she is sorry and doesn't know why she does it. I feel so bad for her.
We got a diagnosis. They said that she does have intermittent explosive disorder and also anxiety. We are going to start with trying to give her anxiety medication when we think she Will be stressed and see if that cuts down on the meltdowns. If that doesn't work we will have to try something else. I want to try and keep from medicating her all the time. We will keep going to counseling and try to learn how to deal with the anxiety and anger. Thank you for your kind words.
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