Difficulties with modulating anger occurs in many disorders. The most common of these included Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Posttraumantic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder, and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). A good assessment is important because each of these disorders my have differing causal components.
The choices of assesment measures is typically decided in an initial diagnostic interview. This enables us to select out the most likely tests, and symptom checklists to adequately document and differentially diagnose. Lastly, a quantitative electro-encephlagram (qEEG) is given. The qEEG enables us to identify the unique neurological contributions to your struggles.
If the assessment identifies the presence of a disorder, you will receive a referral to a physician. Regardless of severity, the qEEG can be used to identify areas of the brain that can be a target of neurotherapy With your agreement, the physician may receive a copy of the qEEG and psychological testing report as well.
Once the planning stage is complete, biofeedback, neurotherapy/ neurofeedback and psychotherapy will commence. Often this will begin with breath and heart rate training known as HRV. Another training is also common among individuals with anger problems is Sensory Motor Rhythm (SMR) training. Other forms of neurotherapy may be used to improve regional and network neurological functioning. Lastly, more traditional forms of psychotherapy may be provided to address emotional and behavioral challenges experienced by those with anger problems.