“The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” Proverbs 20:27
The theory of temperament is a means for us to understand the inner workings of man (the temperament) and to shine like a light in a dark place. Many authors and theologians have spent countless hours writing hundreds of books, theses and dissertations in an attempt to clarify the mystery concerning the inner man.
This is a very complex subject, and anyone who attempts to explain it is usually accused of oversimplifying or over-complicating the subject. Nevertheless, the mystery of man’s soul and spirit is quite significant in the theory of temperament. Two major schools of thought or theological doctrines concerning the inner man are the Dichotomists and the Trichotomists.
“The exact cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t known. But it may run in families. Ongoing research is focused on finding the genes that cause a person to be likely to get ADHD. A mother’s use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy may increase the risk for ADHD.” Nov 14, 2014 WebMD
The intent of this writing is not to completely answer all the questions of what causes ADHD and treatment but to begin a conversation of a “biblical approach” to causation and understanding temperament to resolve it.
Suppressed anger can be an underlying cause of anxiety and depression. Anger that is not appropriately expressed can disrupt relationships, affect thinking, behavior patterns, and create a variety of physical problems.
Chronic (long term) anger has been linked to health issues such as high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches, skin disorders, and digestive problems.
In addition, suppressed anger ignores interpersonal needs and inappropriate responses to suppressed anger can be linked to murder, assault, emotional and physical abuse, suicide and other violent behavior.