How To Cope When You See Red

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Thankfully, as a society, we are becoming more open about mental and emotional issues. This increased awareness means that we are becoming more familiar with common problems and know when we need to seek out help, or can advise others that they need to seek out help. The majority of articles on mental health and emotional concerns tend to focus on depression and anxiety. However, it’s important to remember that other problems do exist and need to be talked about. Anger is just one of these. Struggling with anger tends to come hand in hand with dealing with others’ judgement, as people tend to be less accommodating or accepting of behavior that can come across as intimidating or aggressive. But it’s still something we should try our best to understand. So, here are a few pieces of information on anger and how to deal with it!

Anger Disorders

There are various different types of anger disorders. Individuals suffering from anger disorders tend to display difficulty in controlling anger, or they experience anger outside of the normal emotional scope. Here are just a few commonly accepted forms of anger disorders:

  • Chronic Anger - prolonged anger that can negatively impact the immune system and cause further mental disorders

  • Passive Anger - this can be relatively difficult to identify, as it can present itself in ways that do not appear relatable to anger

  • Overwhelmed Anger - a response to life demands that people find themselves unable to cope with

  • Self-Inflicted Anger - this is associated with feelings of guilt

  • Judgmental Anger - when an individual judges others and directs feelings of resentment towards them

  • Volatile Anger - spontaneous bouts of excessive or violent anger


Dealing With Anger

There are a variety of different self-assessment tests you can take online to give yourself an idea of whether you suffer from anger disorders.If you find that you are suffering with any form of excessive anger and frustration, it is important that you seek help. You should contact a doctor who will be able to formally assess you and suggest appropriate forms of treatment such as Anger Classes, which can get to the route of your anger and teach you various healthy and positive coping mechanisms.

Potential Detrimental Effects of Anger

Some people avoid seeking professional help when it comes to their anger as they feel it is not a “serious issue” or because they are embarrassed about how they cope with things. However, it is extremely important to deal with anger, it has potential detrimental effects to your health and well being. Strong emotions such as anger can bring about significant change in your body such as heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, headaches, or fatigue. As well as avoiding these unpleasant and potentially dangerous symptoms, you will want to avoid developing long term anxiety as a result of unresolved anger issues.


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