Anger is a basic emotion that is typically based on fear, it can be destructive and leave us feeling isolated, depressed and anxious. In men sudden bursts of irritability, anger, shouting and sadness may often be symptoms of depression. The American Psychological Association describes anger as “an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.”
Anger can have a devastating impact on our relationships, career and many other areas that impact the quality of our life. At times anger can be a healthy emotion as it motivates us and allows us to release negative feelings. However if not managed it can quickly spiral into over reacting to the perceived disapproval of others, violence or verbal abuse as a means to control others or the situation causing distress.
A specific diagnosis for anger is intermittent explosive disorder, a disorder of anger management.
If you or a loved one are struggling with managing anger, Balanced Counseling of San Antonio can help you. Call us today at 210-863-2124.