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Anger Management

Private Counselling To Control Anger Issues

Some people are naturally predisposed to have a much shorter ‘fuse’ than others – or over the course of their lifetime develop the habit of becoming very angry very easily.

Many people experience difficulties with uncontrollable arousal that affects their function and ability to relate to others in either a domestic or work environment. We are built with the capacity to become angry and confrontational in response to perceived threats but if this becomes a regular response to low-level frustration, one can be said to have anger management difficulties.

It is very difficult to get through life successfully if you do have anger management difficulties and equally it is very difficult to live with someone who has anger management difficulties.

Anger is a perfectly natural, perfectly healthy emotion when experienced in an appropriate context and if managed constructively. But when any given person finds they are facing a life that’s largely ruled by anger directed at anything and nothing for no reason at all, anger management could be of genuine benefit.

With the help of the very best anger management psychiatrists, it’s perfectly possible to regain control and look forward to a life where anger and fury take a much healthier backseat.

Common Symptoms Associated With Anger Disorders

Identifying when and where a case of genuine uncontrollable anger exists can be difficult as those affected tend to be in denial of their situation. What’s more, suggestions from outsiders that the individual may have an anger problem will inherently be met with anger, perpetuating something of a vicious circle.

Psychiatrists for anger management are of course well-versed in identifying the signs of an anger issue, but the most important step of all is the first step – as in getting the individual to reach out and make contact in the first place. In terms of self-diagnosis, all that’s necessary is the identification of any of the following warning signs which should be addressed with a professional consultation, just to be on the safe side:

  • Irritability – Getting angry at the very slightest of things that are of no real significance
  • Aggression – Finding your anger boiling over to such an extent that you become aggressive, either verbally or physically
  • Negative Feelings – Noting unwelcome or unfriendly feelings for those closest to you, despite knowing that they haven’t done anything wrong
  • Confusion – Questioning why you’re so angry at something that’s in no way worthy of such a response
  • Mood Swings – Inability to control your mood from one minute to the next

The list continues, but essentially illustrates the way in which any anger-related problems that are essentially beyond the control of the individual or have become wholly out of proportion could be grounds for a program of anger management.

Difficulties with anger are common and can occur in;

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • OCD
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

 

Diagnosing and Treating Anger Disorders

In many cases, the anger may stem from a specific origin or underlying cause, which could be anything from a traumatic incident in the past to chronic depression and right through to insomnia. By assessing the root cause of the anger issue, at Psymplicity Healthcare we are able to tailor a bespoke treatment package to yield the very best results.

Anger can be a hideously self-perpetuating problem – the more you find yourself getting angry, the angrier you become as a result. The key lies in acknowledging the issue, breaking the cycle and finding the best possible way of ensuring it is never entered into again, which often involves a combination of coaching, behavioural exercises and in some cases medication.

There are medications that can reduce arousal levels without affecting cognitive ability or function and can significantly reduce the intensity and frequency of aggressive outbursts allowing an easier way of being to unfold.

There are also talking therapies and other techniques that can be learnt to reduce arousal generally and in specific trigger situations. We have great experience in dealing with this difficulty at Psymplicity Healthcare. Take the first step toward a life free from crippling anger – give the Psymplicity Healthcare team a call today.

To talk to a member of the team about the specific treatment approach please click here.

 

Case Study:

James, a 31-year-old business owner, came to us after becoming sick and tired of living as what he called a ‘permanently angry person.’ He wished to access help to make his days less stressful and turbulent. Simply discovering he wasn’t alone in his troubles or his concerns, alongside some other simple judicious interventions was enough to see him begin on the path to more inner peace, better relationships and general functioning.

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