Signs that you may need help with controlling your anger
answered yes to most of these questions, then it is time to seek professional
help. Being angry is normal, but being too angry too frequently to the point
that it is ruining your life is not at all normal
you often have intense arguments between you and your loved ones or
you easily lose control of yourself?
past anger and misunderstandings with other people still haunt you up to
you get angry and frustrated when waiting in line?
you get annoyed and call people "dumb" or "stupid" when they don't do
things right, are always clumsy, incompetent, or prone to errors?
you get angry at yourself whenever you do something bad or when you lose
you find it hard to forgive people who have hurt you?
you find yourself at night lying on your bed just thinking about the
things that have upset or caused you pain during the day?
you get so angry to the point that you have forgotten the details of what
had happened like the things you said or said to you?
you get frustrated a lot?
you get depressed when things don't go the way you planned or expected?
you get mad, upset, or frustrated to the point that you experience
headaches, stomachache or become weak?
you use alcohol or drugs when you are angry?
people have a tendency to stay away from you or get scared whenever you
you say things when you are in a bad temper than you later regret saying?
you have problems in the workplace because of your anger?
your family and friends think that you have serious anger management
your family, social life and other aspects of your life negatively
affected due to your rage?
you often get into trouble because of your bad temper that sometimes it
leads to legal problems?
you have feelings of revenge to those people who have done you wrong?
- Do you hit people or break
things within your reach whenever you are angry?
- Do you have thoughts of killing
somebody you have become so angry with?
- Do you have thoughts of killing yourself?
(adapted from http://www.angermanagementstrategies.com/When-to-Seek-Professional-Help.html)
If you have identified one or more of the above
symptoms as creating difficulty in your life, call me to complete a brief phone
intake and/or to schedule an