Mental Health Professionals

Anger Management

It is very usaul and normal to feel angry when the things in your life doesn’t go your way which can cause frustration, emotional stress, dissatisfaction etc. Its is highly improbable that there is a person in this world who has never gotten angry. The expression of anger in people vary significantly from person to person. Some people may explode and throw things, break objects or do some other destructive actions and others may take the anger they feel and fuel the fire of passion or motivation within them. A number of factors like low self esteem, mistrust, history of physical and emotional abuse, financial issues, family issues can contribute to an individual having an anger management problem. Anger is an incredibly powerful emotion that has the strength to make or break one’s life. Anger, if not given a proper outlet can function as a self destruct button. Although anger in itself is not a mental illness, suppressed anger can lead a person into anxiety and depression. Excessive or being in a constant state of anger can be telling of undetected mental illnesses like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Bipolar Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), substance abuse and so on. Anger which is unchecked, suppressed, and uncontrollable can be destructive to one’s mental wellbeing, emotional wellbeing and social relationships. It is crucial that a person who has anger management problems identify their triggers and examine the reasons for their anger which they feel is overwhelming or uncomfortable so as to not harm oneself or others with words or action that they may come to regret later.

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