Today, abnormal is considered as new normal, as according to certain surveys, research and reports it has been concluded that only a small share of the population stays mentally healthy from the age of 11 to 38 while most of the people experience mental illness.

In this advanced and competitive lifestyle, most of the people suffer from depression which includes a feeling of sadness or loss of interest in activities. Mood dysregulation involves persistent irritability and frequent episodes of behavior that is very out of control. In general, biological factors including genes or brain chemistry; trauma, abuse or family histories of mental health problems are considered as some of the basic reasons for mental illness in an individual. With this mental condition, the child is chronically irritable and experiences frequent as well as severe temper outbursts. On an average, the troublesome mood dysregulation condition might occur three or more times a week and during the outburst, most of the children display irritable or angry mood throughout the day. The outbursts are easily observed by the parents, teachers, and peers of the patient.

In most of the cases, the child experiencing the disorder is found to be in an angry mood and often experience intensive outbursts. The symptoms can be seen to the children at an early age and some of the basic characteristics are severe and frequent temper outbursts, angry or irritable mood of the child during the outbursts and severe temper tantrums.

As per the medical theory of the disorder, early age psychological trauma or abuses are considered as the main cause for it. In most of the cases, the patient has experienced recent death in the family, divorce, relocation, poor diet, lack of nutrition or medical conditions such as neurological disabilities such as migraine headaches which causes poor behavior comes out to be the reason of it. However, medically there is no exact reason available, psychotherapy along with medication is considered as one of the standard treatment for it. Generally, the cognitive behavior theory is considered as the choice for supporting the child in the process and coping the overwhelming thoughts and feelings. The primary goal of treatment is to support children in recognizing when they are becoming angry, irritable and implementing an appropriate skill to de-escalate themselve from the situation or to withstand the uncomfortable feelings.

Other than medical treatment, parental care and training are considered really important as it validates the consistency and predictability of reinforcement to reward good, appropriate and effective behavior on the kid. The parents are recommended to observe whether the kid experiencing irritability at a rate that is higher than expected. While parenting such kids, parents need to notice the tantrums frequency and severity, the environment of difficult functioning including home, market or school places, along with the reason of frustration and temper tantrums.

With proper training, parents can easily make a behavioral plan addressing the kid’s outbursts and provide support for the family. However, the parents must keep a reliable and consistent schedule for the child and should identify the triggers for outbursts and tantrums.

Setting clear rules and boundaries with predictable and known consequences, using positive reinforcement to increase target emotional regulation and coping skills can be a great help for the parents. For example, before taking the kid for grocery shopping, the parents must schedule it and intimate the kid about the visit. Moreover, the parents should also tell the kid if he/she will be patient and will not have any outburst during the trip, he or she will get a treat, however in case of misbehaves there will not be any reward.

Certain skills sets for dealing might help with the improvement of the kid as it helps the patient learn on how to manage the response and feelings. Emotion regulation is key to life; with proper parenting, one can easily reduce the chances of severe effect.

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