ANGER DISORDERS & ANGER MANAGEMENT
Get Therapeutic Support to Manage Anger
Anger Management Therapy
Anger is a normal and natural response to certain circumstances. However, if someone regularly experiences outbursts, aggression, or emotional escalations, they may benefit from learning tools to manage these emotions in a healthier way. As a program, anger management is a well-researched psycho-therapeutic approach for anger control. If you feel that either yourself or someone you love may benefit from speaking to a therapist at Bhatia Psychology Group, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help.
Help for Anger Management
If you are worried about a family member or friend that may be struggling with anger management issues, look for the following behavioural patterns:
Becomes angry and/or violent with alcohol consumption
Refuses to compromise or come to a mutual agreement without getting angry
Difficulty expressing how they feel in a calm and collected manner
Internal aggression that may involve self-harm and isolation
External aggression that may involve swearing, yelling, violence or threats
Behaviour triggered by or connected with substance abuse/addiction
Repetitive patterns of behaviour that negatively affects the relationships
Refuses to speak to someone or entirely ignores them when angry
Treatment for Anger Management
Anger alone isn’t considered a disorder, but it can be a symptom of a mental health condition — this can range from anxiety, depression and paranoia to frustration, insomnia and even social isolation. As a result, each case requires an evaluation and assessment to review underlying issues such as social or environmental influences, mental health challenges, trauma, alcohol or substance abuse, and other factors. Treatment often includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as other tools around communication, problem-solving, avoiding triggering environments, and even humour. The number of sessions and the length of treatment will depend on the rate of progress, stress levels, support system and severity of symptoms.
FAQs – Anger Management
What are the symptoms of anger management issues?
Anger management problems come with both emotional and physical symptoms. These can include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Social isolation
- High blood pressure
- Heart palpitations
How do you know you have an anger problem?
It’s completely normal to get angry at times. However, you may have an anger management issue if you find your emotions have begun to impact friends, family, or coworkers — either mentally or physically.
Additionally, you may have an anger problem if:
- You punch objects or walls to feel a release
- You react to problems quickly and violently
- You accuse others of having an issue
- You struggle to calm or control your anger
- You constantly argue with family, friends, or coworkers
- You feel frustrated during arguments and often feel regretful of your actions afterwards
Can anger management issues be cured?
While you can’t ‘cure’ an emotion, you can learn to manage the impact that anger has on yourself and others, as well as learn to reduce its intensity or effect.
Does anger management really work?
It can for many people. It takes practice, effort, and work, but you can learn to manage your anger and not let it control your life or the lives of the ones you love and care about. There are various techniques and therapeutic options available through Bhatia Psychology Group.
How does anger management work?
While many times these behaviours are related to other factors and mental health disorders, anger management can help you learn to recognize your triggers and understand them better. It can further help you learn to approach the situation in a calm, healthy, and constructive way.
Why is anger management important?
This is essential for your own well-being and those around you. Unmanaged anger can escalate into self-harm or harming of others.