Anger is a normal and impulsive reaction to danger. Our survival requires a certain amount of anger. However, when anger becomes intense and uncontrollable, it becomes a problem. Intense anger can be associated with several other mental issues like depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. Alcohol abuse, alcohol withdrawal, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are also common causes that can aggravate anger. Physical symptoms of intense anger include hypertension, tachycardia, muscle tension, etc. Treatment of intense anger involves behavioral therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques, etc.
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I am a 19-year-old diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and have been taking Zoloft 50 mg. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I think I have been suffering from bipolar disorder. I am a 19-year-old diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and have been taking Zoloft 50 mg for about a year now. I feel down all of a sudden. It feels so intense, and I cannot calm myself down. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder with mood swings due to menstruation, but you are less likely to have bipolar disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below suggestions to deal with it. ... Read Full »
I have uncontrollable, severe anger, and I try to hurt myself. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have uncontrollable, severe anger and I try to hurt myself. I hate people around me. I can communicate with a small group of people who I know. But I am unable to stand in a crowd of strangers. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, You seem to have some social anxiety issues and an introvert personality. I need details and I suppose you usually find it difficult to say no to others, and express or rather displace your anger on people who are your own. To combat this ange... Read Full »
How do I overcome my anger issues and avoid resorting to physical violence when my requests are denied?
Query: Hello doctor, I have no medications. I knew there is something wrong with me. This incident happens too often for the same reason when my request is turned down or they do not obey. I get so mad and threatened, most often inflicting physical harm. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You may have a borderline personality disorder. It is a type of personality nature. You may have a chronic feeling of emptiness, emotional outbursts, overwhelming behavior, and self-harming behavior. You mostly feel that... Read Full »
I am having anger issues and depression because of my relationship issues with my boyfriend. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, I get so angry when my boyfriend's daughter visits. Everything she does annoys me and if I try to correct her when she does something wrong gets defensive. I also do not love my boyfriend anymore but I do not know how to tell him. We have been living together for thr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for your query.I understand your concern. As you mentioned you do not love your boyfriend now because you came to know that he is not committed to you and involving with other women. At the same time, his daughter is an issue. The first thing you need to do is ... Read Full »
I am suffering from, anger issues, disturbing dreams, and loneliness. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My height is 163 centimeters and I weigh 63 kilograms. I think I am dealing with some kind of depression. I am feeling lonely, get angry at everyone and end up crying every time. I also feel dejected and have disturbing dreams. Can you help me? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. Depression is a very common illness with characteristic features of persistent low mood, fatigue, loss of pleasure in previously enjoyable activities, helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness with disturbed sleep and appetite. As per ... Read Full »
I have been experiencing anger management problems for a long time. Can SSRIs help me overcome it?
Query: Hi doctor,I want medication to help with my anger something like SSRI. I have always had terrible anger management problems since I was young. However, it has gotten to a point where I need something to help me control myself. I break down constantly and take my anger out on my family and work colle... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to chronic stress. Your depression gives you anger outbursts. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to dea... Read Full »
I could not control my anger. Please help me.
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting angry and unable to control my anger. People are calling me psycho. Please help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going for a walk. If possible join the ... Read Full »
I get frustrated and angry because of my physical condition and always answer in a harsh tone. Please help.
Query: I am inquiring about potential anger management. I have noticed a pattern of behavior, largely related to my pain level and frustration due to a physical condition that has progressed since childhood. This condition robbed me of my ability to sit, stand, or walk for several years collectively. The l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see you have been through a lot of pain both physically and psychologically. In every chronic physical illness, there is a psychological aspect. It is not an easy phase. The origin of your low frustration tolerance and anger issues is related to your physical cond... Read Full »
I am an 18-year-old, and I get angry easily, act rude to my parents, and cannot control my rage. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old teenager. My problem is I get angry very easily and start yelling at my parents about everything nowadays. I was not like this before. I was very calm. But I do not know what is wrong with me now. I do not want to act rude to my parents, but I am doing that. I am fe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, prevent yourself from acting out at the time of the anger episodes. Whenever you feel like getting angry, either do reverse counting from 20 to 0 or deep breathing from your diaphragm. After calming down, log down your thoughts and retrospect them week... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have anger management issues and I am physically abusive in my relationship. I do not know how to control this and really need professional help. I cannot live without my girlfriend. I love her so much. Am I supposed to consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist? What am I supposed to do... Read Full »
Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing sounds like intermittent explosive disorder which is an impulse control disorder. In it, there are explosive anger outbursts during which your anger makes you do and utter things which you repent after the episode. It is treated with medicines... Read Full »