Understanding Tantrums in Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 8, Number 6&7, September 2017
Joshua Feder, MD
Dr. Feder has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Why do children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have tantrums? One theory is that these tantrums are due in part to children’s frustration with not being able to express themselves. This theory has led to a treatment approach called “mand training.”