Is Anger Management an Issue for You?

Losing your temperfrom time to time does not mean you have an anger management problem, but any more than that might be an issue.  Strong emotions often bring about changes to the body, and anger is no exception. Letting anger issues go untreatedcanput your overall health at risk. Some symptoms of anger-related problems include:

  • Tingling

  • Heart palpitations or tightening of the chest

  • Highblood pressure

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

Stress, financial issues, abuse, poor social or familial situations, and overpoweringrequirements on your time and energy canall contribute to the developmentof anger. As with disorders such as alcoholism, anger issues may be more widespreadin individuals who were raised by parents with the same disorder. Genetics and your body’s ability to deal with certain chemicals and hormones also play apartin how you deal with anger; if your brain does not react normally to natural chemicals, you might find it more difficult to manage your emotions. 

Depression and anger can sometimes go hand in hand and can cause a revolvingcycle that ishard to break. Lashing out in anger can lead to isolationand feelings of guilt, which can lead to depression. Lastingdepression can make it difficult to handle emotions, increasing the probabilityof anger surges. Often, the only way to break this cycle is to seek professional help.  If you are suffering from anger issues, it isimportantthat you get the support you need to develop effective management strategies.