Anger

About

Anger is a common human emotion felt by us all. Anger can be a very helpful emotion; it can help us identify things that are bothering us and motivate us to change situations that are not right, harmful or causing us distress. However, anger can become problematic if it starts to affect our relationships, day-to-day functioning or our happiness.

Problematic anger is something that can be overcome, but may require intervention from a mental health professional. Many people struggling with anger issues are inclined to think they are just going through a stressful period and they have it under control, but if you recognise the symptoms outlined in this article, it might be time to reach out to someone for help.

Actions that can help

  1. Try exercising. When you feel yourself becoming angry go for a run or even a brisk walk, it’s a positive way to release your energy.
  2. Take a break. No one would begrudge you for excusing yourself from a situation if the alternative is anger.
  3. Intervene early. Get to know the early signs of anger - such as frustration, agitation and tension, and take steps to address your feelings before they become problematic.
  4. Anger often masks another emotion we’re experiencing, such as sadness. Try taking some time to identify difficult situations and feelings which could be leading to anger.
  5. Recognise it may be a good idea to seek help, anger can’t always be resolved alone and there are interventions that are proven to be useful.

Symptoms

up arrow

Treatment

up arrow

How to get help

up arrow

Anger - Five facts

up arrow

Want to know more?

Whatever you'd like to achieve through therapy, the friendly and caring team at HelloSelf are here and ready to help.

Are you using medical insurance?

How would you best describe your main problem?

Was HelloSelf recommended to you by a health professional?

Have you had previous treatment for this problem?