Anger Issues

What are anger issues?

Most of us become angry when we face certain situations. Some of the anger we experience is necessary for our survival. It becomes an issue when you have problems controlling the anger and it may cause you to do or say something you regret. Anger can be linked with certain types of mental health conditions, such as, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Bipolar. Anger can also be heightened due to alcohol abuse as alcohol causes us to loosen our inhibitions and make us seem like we are the ones in control. 

Anger can also be associated with grief as anger is one if the five stages of grief, usually the last stage. Grief doesn't always stem from losing family members or friends. It can come from marriage difficulties, including divorce, a bad break up or even losing a job. 

Types of anger issues:

  • Outward - This form involves expressing your anger in an conclusive way, such as cursing, shouting, breaking objects or being physically or verbally abusive towards others

  • Inward - This form of anger is directed at yourself. This usually involves denying yourself anything that makes you feel good, including food and doing things to punish yourself, such as self harm.

  • Passive - This usually involves using indirect ways of expressing yourself, for example sulking, giving people the silent treatment and making unkind remarks about people you are angry with.

Symptoms of anger issues:

  • High blood pressure

  • Tightness in your chest

  • Feeling tense or nervous 

  • Self-harm

  • Starting fights with other people

Is my anger out of control? You may have anger issues if:

  • You feel like your anger is out of control

  • You are physically or verbally abusive 

  • Your anger is hurting those around you

  • You feel angry all the time

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help me?

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps you understand the link between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT is known to help find ways to overcome your anxiety by identifying any negative patterns which cause your anxiety and transform them with healthy, positive thoughts and feelings.This is achieved by a concept called Systematic Desensitization, which is also known as exposure therapy. Your therapist will gradually expose you to situations which would normally trigger your anxiety. Eventually you will learn to replace any negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones. 

What are you waiting for? Choose your therapist now and start                                 your journey to a new and happier you.