Anger Management - Artwork by Keith Haring named Riding Dolphin

Anger Disorder

Image Credit: Keith Haring Foundation [1]

If you or a loved one has extreme anger issues then help and counseling can be obtained from anger management sessions provided by mental health care professionals.

Please contact Montgomery Psychiatry & Associates for more information.

Anger Symptoms

Uncontrolled Anger can create a variety of problems and affect one’s mental health when left untreated.

Anger has physical effects including raising the heart rate and blood pressure and the levels of adrenaline and noradrenalin.

Anger is a negative, internal feeling associated with:

  • Cognitive and perceptual distortions and deficiencies
  • Subjective labeling
  • Physiological changes
  • Adverse behaviors that are triggered by angry emotions

Issues Best Treated by CBT

CBT is quite an effective form of treatment for a number of behavioral rooted problems, including those who suffer from:

Success of CBT methods are also more easily tracked due to their being targeted on specific goals.

Is CBT for Everyone?

Although many people are improved by this form of type of therapy, CBT may not be the right choice for those who are not comfortable with delving into themselves introspectively.

Cognitive behavioral therapists rely heavily on the patient’s willingness and ability to analyze his or her own feelings and thoughts.

Montgomery Psychiatry & Associates has treated many patients in the Montgomery area using cognitive behavioral therapy. Please contact MPA for more information.

Anger Issues

Anger is a natural human response and expressing anger reasonably is a part of mental wellness.

However, anger that is explosive or chronic in nature can cause tremendous damage to the person experiencing it as well as to those around them during such bouts.

Dangers of Uncontrollable Anger

If anger issues spiral out of control, they can present a number of devastating problems.

First of all, uncontrollable anger deeply affects the person experiencing the problem. Mental health is compromised due to clouded and irrational thinking caused by anger and it can also produce other emotional issues such as:

A lack of anger management can also compromise physical health, causing problems with:

  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Insomnia

Unmanaged anger can also adversely affect your career.

Not only do anger issues hurt personal performance, but outbursts hurt and offend others with whom you are working.

Other relationships are also scarred with lovers, family members and friends often being the target of seething angry confrontations which can include physical abuse.

Anger Management Therapy

Those people experiencing out-of-control anger can benefit immensely from anger management therapy provided by a licensed anger management therapist.

First and foremost, learning to manage anger significantly decreases destructive bouts of anger which can bring a world of relief. Anger management also exposes and addresses underlying issues that are directly or indirectly the causes of the anger problems.

Anger management therapy puts the control of the patient’s life back into their hands.

The benefits of Anger Management Counseling include:

  • Boosts in confidence and self-esteem
  • Clearer thinking
  • Increased happiness

Managing anger also benefits and improves relationships that were affected by the patient’s bursts of verbal and/or physical anger.

For more information about Anger and Anger Disorders, please contact Montgomery Psychiatry & Associates.


Footnote(s):
  1. Image Credit: Artwork titled "Riding Dolphin" by Keith Haring, visit their website at Keith Haring Foundation »

    About The Keith Haring Foundation: "The mission of the Keith Haring Foundation is to sustain, expand, and protect the legacy of Keith Haring, his art, and his ideals. The Foundation supports not-for-profit organizations that assist children, as well as organizations involved in education, research and care related to AIDS." (excerpted from website) []
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