Overcoming anger issues

What is it?

We are programmed to express anger from birth, yet in some cases, this perfectly healthy emotion can become excessive and may be a symptom of more complex issues such as a mental health issue. We offer a number of services that can help people with overcoming anger issues.

There is a problem if anger is too intense or powerful, lasts too long, or occurs too often, or is inappropriate to the circumstances. When a pattern of anger or aggressive behaviour interferes with our lives or harms others, we are dealing with an anger disorder or an anger management problem. Many individuals who struggle to manage their anger can have underlying difficulties with severe low self-esteem, as well as problems with mistrust and past abuse issues.

What are the symptoms?

The main different types of anger disorders include:

  • Chronic anger, which is prolonged and can impact the immune system and can cause other mental health disorders
  • Passive-aggressive anger, which may come across in indirect ways and can be difficult to identify
  • Overwhelmed anger, caused by life demands that are too much for the individual to cope with
  • Self-inflicted anger, which is directed towards the self and may be caused by feelings of guilt
  • Judgemental anger, which is directed towards others and may come with feelings of resentment
  • Volatile anger, which involves sometimes spontaneous bouts of excessive or violent anger
  • Obsessive anger can include paranoid fears, jealousy, envy as well as fears of betrayal, rejection or humiliation. Angry obsessions can destroy self-worth and emotional security.

What are the therapies that can help?

From a practical perspective, if anger is creating significant problems for you, or for those you care about, you probably should consider consulting a mental health professional who can help to find the most effective solutions for you.

Anger management therapy is designed to help you to learn how to control your anger more effectively and lessen the impact your anger problems are having on your life.

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