Anger problems

Anger is a natural human emotion and reaction. Everyone feels angry at times, ranging from minor irritation to rage. However, if your feelings of anger are causing problems in aspects of your life and relationships, you may need to seek professional help.  If anger is uncontrolled or suppressed, it can lead to destructive or violent behaviour and impact your mental health negatively. 

Anger issues can also be linked to a range of other mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder and more.

With professional support, anger problems can be understood and managed using a variety of different approaches. 

Signs and symptoms of anger problems

Physical symptoms include: 

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Tense muscles
  • A rise in body temperature
  • Clenched fists 
  • Digestive complications (heartburn, ulcers, colitis, gastritis or irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Accidents and physical injury (due to impulsive and irrational behaviours)
  • Headaches and migraines

Psychological symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Rage
  • Frustration
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Guilt
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Inability to calm down
  • Depression or low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse (alcohol or drugs)
  • Compulsions (eating disorders, excessive dieting or eating, behavioural disorders)
  • Bullying
  • Lack of concentration and focus
  • Relationship problem

Treatment for anger problems at Nightingale Hospital

We have a range of leading experts specialised in treating anger problems. This ensures that each patient is suitably matched with a therapist or consultant to address their individual needs and requirements. We aim to empower patients with various techniques they can put into practice in their everyday life.

Counselling therapies for anger management

Counselling therapies are available at Nightingale Hospital to help explore, understand and manage your anger positively. You will be referred by your consultant psychiatrist and may attend as an inpatient (residential treatment), day patient or outpatient.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anger management

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, known as CBT, can aid learn more constructive emotional and behavioural responses.

Useful resources 

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