Do you feel angry often? Angry to the point that you lose control over yourself?

When we feel threatened, emotional or physically, our instinctive and natural response is anger. Sometimes becoming angry is a very normal part of our lives. But if you reach a point where you cannot keep control how you react to things or do things yourself that you regret things later, that’s when it becomes an issue.

Uncontrolled anger is not only bad for your mental and physical health, but it also hurts those around you. A study in 2010 found that immense anger issues can push you to quickly escalate to physical or verbal violence and abuse, harming everyone around you.

Here’s what you need to know.

Symptoms: Anger Issues

Anger can result from emotional or physical threats, which means the symptoms can be emotional or physical.  Occasionally experiencing any of the symptoms below is completely normal, but those with anger issues will experience them very often.

Physical Symptoms

Anger is an emotion that affects multiple parts of your body at once, such as the brain, heart, and muscles. Research stated that anger can also increase the testosterone levels in your body while decreasing cortisol levels. Some of the physical signs include:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle tension
  • Tingling sensation
  • Restlessness

Emotional Symptoms

Apart from the physical signs, your body will also exhibit emotional symptoms during a rage attack. Here are some emotional symptoms you might notice before, after, or during your episode of anger:

  • Frustration
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Guilt
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • And sometimes, crying

Types: Anger Issues

As we are all built differently, we process information differently, which affects how we express our emotions. Anger has the ability to manifest in multiple ways – It can be outward, passive, or even inward.

  • Outward

Outward anger is when you express how you feel in an obvious way. It often includes shouting, throwing or breaking things, cursing, or becoming abusive toward others (verbally or physically).

  • Inward

Inward anger is when you direct the anger to yourself. You’ll try to harm yourself by negative self-talk, physically hitting or cutting yourself, denying things that make you happy, and also rejecting your basic needs, such as food.

  • Passive

Passive anger is when you use indirect and subtle ways to express your feeling of anger. Some common examples include silent treatment, using sarcasm, sulking, or even making snide remarks.

Woman screaming in anger

Treatment: Anger Management Therapy

If you believe your anger is getting out of control and hurting those around you, that’s a great start because you realize you have an issue. The next step would be to seek professional help. Al qualified professional can determine the underlying problems that push you to behave the way you do and offer the proper therapeutic help for it. Come see us at Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples.

We are a hypnotherapy clinic based in Naples, Florida. We offer a wide range of therapeutic techniques for various issues, such as ADHD, sleep disorder, as well as anger management treatment in Naples. With our team of experts, you’ll be in the right hands who care for you.

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Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI