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What is anger management?
Anger management is the name for the steps and processes that can help to manage and reduce your anger. This can involve altering the way you think about certain things that make you angry, and changing the ways you deal with anger to achieve constructive rather …
What is anger?
Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels at some point in their life. It can range from a mild annoyance or frustration to extreme rage. Anger has three main components: cognitive, physical and behavioural changes. Cognitive changes involve how we think about or …
How does anger harm your body?
The physical effects of anger can be harmful to your body. When you are angry, your body initiates a 'fight or flight' response, which involves your adrenal glands flooding the body with stress-related hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. This leads to …
Are there different types of anger?
Anger can be expressed in many different ways, but there are two main types of anger: anger repression, which is also known as bottling your anger up, and anger explosions, which include fits of rage involving yelling and screaming and can also lead to …
What causes anger?
Anger can be caused by many different things. Sometimes anger can be caused by arguments, stress, or a threat to your self-image or your loved ones. Other sources include hurtful or unexpected situations, 'road rage' or an injustice to certain people.
How do I manage anger that is caused by stress?
Stress is commonly associated with anger. Regular exercise can help you de-stress, so going for a run or a bike ride can do wonders for your mental health. Exercise can improve your mood and lower stress levels by increasing the amount of …
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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 26 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Obsessive compulsive disorder