How to Calm Down From Anger: 9 Helpful Tips
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by Cynthia V. Catchings LCSW-S
11M ago
Having the right tools to know how to calm down from anger can be essential for maintaining mental health and fostering healthy relationships. Although it’s a natural human emotion, many types of anger can be destructive when you don’t know how to manage it effectively.   When you learn how to stay calm when angry with the following methods, you can express yourself effectively without letting your anger get the best of you.    Why Do I Get Mad So Easily? Ever wondered, why am I so angry all the time? Getting mad is a natural emotion and it can happen for any number ..read more
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Medication for Anger Management
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by Dion Metzger, MD
11M ago
Ever asked yourself why am I so angry all the time? Anger is a normal emotion everyone will experience at some point. Managing and learning how to calm down from anger effectively is crucial to maintaining healthy relationships and overall mental health well-being. For those needing help, medication may be an important component of a comprehensive anger management treatment plan.  Dealing with anger can be challenging, but several medication for anger options are available to help. Read on for an anger medication list and other important information you should know if you’re considering ..read more
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11 Ways to Release Anger for a Healthy Outlet
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by Meaghan Rice PsyD., LPC
1y ago
While everyone experiences anger to varying degrees throughout their lifetime, it’s normal for different people to express anger in different ways. Certain situations also trigger different types of anger. It’s common to see anger expressed as an argument, shouting, or even cursing. On the more extreme side, some people may even express anger physically, by throwing or breaking things. If you have an angry feeling or angry thoughts from time to time, it’s important to address it. Though it’s a normal emotion that everyone has, we all can benefit by learning how to release anger in a healthy wa ..read more
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14 Different Types of Anger to Be Aware of
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by Karmen Smith LCSW, DD 
1y ago
Anger is a particularly powerful emotion that can be expressed in many ways. Mental health professionals have identified more than a dozen different types of anger people may experience. If you’re having a hard time understanding why you’re so angry, you’re not alone. A recent poll reports that a staggering 84% of Americans believe we’re angrier today than were a generation ago.  Knowing which type of anger you’re experiencing can help you learn ways to manage and properly express the emotion, without risking damage to your health and your relationships. Read on to learn more about the va ..read more
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Why Am I So Angry All The Time?
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by Cynthia V. Catchings LCSW-S
1y ago
Everyone gets angry at some point. It’s a natural reaction to frustration, stress, and real or perceived threats or injustice, among other things. Anger can be healthy. It gives us the energy we need to make necessary changes in our lives. Perhaps most importantly, anger can be a signal that something needs to be addressed. However, for some people, anger becomes all-consuming and can be harmful to both the person experiencing it as well as the people around them, particularly if it’s displaced anger. It would be troublesome to have an angry outburst toward the wrong person. If you feel like ..read more
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The Root of Anger & What Causes It
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by Ashley Ertel, LCSW, BCD
1y ago
Anger is a common emotion that everyone experiences at some point or another in life. It’s a useful reaction that allows us to express opposition or hostility toward someone or something that you feel has wronged you. Certain situations can trigger different types of anger and leave you experiencing anything from a minor annoyance to sometimes entering a full-blown rage. Not all anger is unhealthy anger, though. Sometimes, it can actually be healthy anger if it’s not causing destructive behavior, becoming a common or habitual reaction, or damaging relationships. Some people are more prone to ..read more
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The Harmful Impact of Displaced Anger
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by Minkyung Chung, MS, LMHC
1y ago
Everyone feels angry at one time or another. It’s a common and healthy emotion. However, knowing how to release anger and where to direct it appropriately is essential. But what happens when it’s misdirected at someone or something else? There are many types of anger, one being displaced or misplaced anger.  It is when you project negative feelings (anger) toward someone who isn’t the true cause of your negative emotion. It can be complicated to explain and difficult to understand, but anger displacement can be a real problem for some people.  While almost everyone has experienced a ..read more
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How to Control Anger in a Relationship
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by Cynthia V. Catchings LCSW-S
1y ago
Anger is a normal emotion. We all feel angry from time to time. Anger in relationships isn’t necessarily abnormal, either. In fact, unsolved anger issues can result in some of the most common relationship problems. However, if you’re finding that you can’t control your anger, especially when it comes to how you react to your partner, knowing how to control anger in a relationship might just save the bond you have with someone you care deeply about.  Looking for tips on how to control anger and frustration in a relationship? Discovering your triggers is step 1. Then, you can use some of o ..read more
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What to Do About an Angry Teenager
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by Karmen Smith LCSW, DD 
1y ago
Any parent who’s been through it can tell you, the teen years can be challenging. Dealing with an angry teenager can be taxing, both emotionally and physically. The truth is, anger issues in teens are probably more common than you think. Hormones are raging, emotions are running high, bodies are changing. It’s a lot both for your teen and for you.  Understanding more about why teenagers have the occasional (or even often) bouts of anger can help. It can allow you to keep your own reactions proportionate and in check. Knowing signs of anger issues in a teenager can also help you figure ou ..read more
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4 Ways to Avoid Toxic Positivity
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by Elizabeth Su
1y ago
Close to a decade ago, when I was going through a particularly dark time, a friend suggested that I reframe my traumatic experience and focus on what I’m grateful for. I nodded, wiped my tears, and began to direct my attention to the positive side of the situation: I was alive, the people I loved were alive, I still had a roof over my head, and food to eat. As time went on, though, I was surprised that what I felt wasn’t relief.  It wasn’t peace. It was anger.  Toxic positivity is the idea that someone’s pain or challenges can be easily overcome should they only have a more positive ..read more
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