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Old 02-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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Anger Issues

Hey everyone. My boyfriend has recently been diagnosed with severe anger issues and self destructive tendencies. Before he was diagnosed, I never noticed he was angry. In fact, I've only seen him angry twice and we've been together for over a year. Since he's been diagnosed he's changed. He's less aware of what he's doing and the consequences of his behaviour. He keeps saying that soon he won't be him anymore and that he doesn't even realise he's changing. Is it likely that his personality will change and how much more will it change?

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: Anger Issues

Kchip.. how old is our boyfriend? Has he been tested for dementia? Are there any other symptoms that he might be showing? Has he had a CT scan or MRI to rule out brain tumors or residual effects from a stroke? Who diagnosed him and how?

With so little information it's hard to determine what might be causing the changes you see be but such a sudden change in behavior does need to be assessed by a physician to rule out any physical causes. There are online cognitive test you can use to determine if there is cognitive impairment. SAGE - Self Administered Gerocognitive Examination or MMSE - Mini Mental Status Exam are both good test and can be found on the internet. But most important is for him to go see his doctor, explain the changes (even if you have to go with him and do it for him) and ask for testing to rule out any possible physical causes.

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