What are the common symptoms?
As mentioned earlier, anger causes risks to one’s physical and emotional health. An individual who struggles with anger management will most probably manifest the following emotional and physical symptoms:
- increased blood pressure
- increased heart rate
- tingling sensation
- muscle tension
- feeling overwhelmed
What are the problems it causes?
- Relational problems
- Becoming violently angry can cause huge rifts in one’s relationship with others. Examples of outward aggression that scar relationships are swearing, being physically and emotionally threatening, being physically abusive, and so forth. When these are outwardly expressed to other people, tensions will rise and could provoke one’s peers to actively avoid the individual as much as possible.
- Career damage
- When experiencing stressors at work, it is highly likely that the individual may say things that would damage his or her career and relationship with colleagues. For instance, one may lash out against his or her colleagues when faced with criticisms, or work differences. This could potentially cost one’s career if anger management issues continue to escalate.
- Physical health problems
- Physical health issues may also plague those with anger issues. Anger stress levels elevate the risks for heart disease, insomnia, and high blood pressure.
- Mental health risks
- Chronic anger can result in mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, and so forth. Having little to no control over one’s anger causes mental confusion for the individual which prevents him or her from focusing on living life to the fullest.
How to address Anger Management Issues?
If anger escalates and doesn’t seem to be getting any better, anger management techniques and medication may help you process your anger better. Chronic anger can be treated by seeking help from a mental health professional too. Some techniques that may help alleviate chronic anger are the following:
- Behavioral therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Anger management exercises
- Anger management counseling
- Support groups
- Prescribed medication if struggling with other mental health problems
Receiving Treatment for Anger Issues
If you or your loved one needs help to manage anger issues, Phoenix Rising Addiction Center can provide the appropriate treatment. Our team will guide you through techniques and provide a treatment plan for you to address your anger issues. Call to speak to Admissions about the program at 949-518-0345. Phoenix Rising Addiction Center services Orange County, Southern California residents.