Anger Library

  • Why Women Stay with Controlling Men
    Why would a woman stay in a relationship with a guy who puts her down, hems her in, and perhaps even physically abuses her? Why would a woman hold down two jobs to keep the ...
  • Tidings of Conflict and Joy: Surviving the Holidays
    Help with the emotions late in the year typically focuses on the “holiday blues,” but there is very little press regarding the tension and conflicts that erupt during a season that's supposed to be about ...
  • Bonding with Your Teen: A Hidden Opportunity
    This column is part of a series of vignettes representing themes common to families and adolescents. Different sides of a dilemma are presented – the parent’s point of view and the adolescent’s view. ...
  • Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most difficult conditions for anyone to bear. Many who encounter life-threatening events or situations that threaten physical or emotional safety become burdened by a variety of intense ...
  • Ordinary Heroes
    Last night I went to a convenience store. I was joking with one of the two female cashiers working the late night shift when this guy stormed in, shouting obscenities, totally agitated. I was scared—sure ...
  • How Do We Stop Bullying in Schools?
    The best and most obvious way to stop bullying in schools is for parents to change the way they parent their children at home. Of course, this is much easier said than done and ...
  • Mother’s Day Thoughts by a Mommy of Angels
    I have been thinking. I have 6 Angels waiting for me in Heaven. I have miscarriages. The couple weeks surrounding Mother's Day contain several significant dates for me anyway. May 8th was the 7th anniversary ...
  • Teaching Kids To Tell the Truth
    "Please tell my husband he's over-reacting." The woman across from me is quietly concerned. I can't tell yet if she is worried about her son or if she's worried how her husband will react to ...
  • The Consequences of Verbally Abusive Athletic Coaches
    My 10-year-old son was bullied recently. He was told that he was an “embarrassment.” He was told to “shut up.” He was yelled at and scolded in a tone of voice tinged with disgust and ...
  • Coping with Sudden Unemployment
    With all that is happening in our economy lately, we all have to realize that we could fall victim to ‘downsizing’ or ‘organizational restructuring.’ Just as with any loss, you are likely to face many ...
  • Mama Drama: Invitation to an Encounter
    I believe it was the poet Thom Gunn who said “ The longer people are dead, the more our relationship with them changes.” In Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist’s Memoir ...
  • 7 Signs of Unfriendly Fighting
    Roger and Robin have been married and fighting for 8 years. They both say they don't like it. They both claim it's the other's fault. They both say they love each other but they can't ...
  • He Said, She Said: Why Couples Would Rather Fight Than Get Along
    Another embattled couple has just left my office. They say they don’t like the fighting. They realize that the constant arguing is now affecting their kids. They tell me they like and love each other ...
  • Tips for Managing Anger
    The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ...
  • Why Children Lie
    Lying is a skill all children learn. It is a tool for avoiding blame or punishment, and for shoring up a poor self-image. While all children lie, some do it much more than others. Psychologists ...
  • Using Forgiveness To Move On
    Forgiveness can be a powerful catalyst for change, benefiting anyone who hopes to let go of the past. Experts at the Hoffman Institute believe they have a unique take on personal development. At the ...
  • What’s the Big Deal about “I” Messages?
    "I" messages do two things: They help us communicate with others and they keep us from feeling like a victim. We have all heard of "I" messages and if you haven't, this is what ...
  • What Are Impulse Control Disorders?
    As humans, the ability to control our impulses-or urges-helps distinguish us from other species and marks our psychological maturity. Most of us take our ability to think before we act for granted. But this isn't ...
  • Treatment for Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    Treatments for intermittent explosive disorder-like those for most medical conditions-focus on controlling the problem and improving a person's quality of life. The best treatment often is a combination of medication and psychosocial support, including counseling ...
  • Diagnosing Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    A mental health professional will ask for a complete personal history from the patient and sometimes family members and friends before making a diagnosis of intermittent explosive disorder. She also will review medical, psychological or ...
  • How Do I Know If I Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder?
    It can be hard to recognize if someone has intermittent explosive disorder because many people lose their temper from time to time. But the behavior of a person with intermittent explosive disorder can result in ...
  • Who Is at Risk for Intermittent Explosive Disorder?
    Although reliable data is scarce, people with intermittent explosive disorder are more likely to live in correctional institutions or psychiatric facilities than the general population, among which the disorder is relatively rare. It appears to ...
  • What Causes Intermittent Explosive Disorder?
    Like most medical disorders, intermittent explosive disorder probably is caused by several factors. While scientists do not know the exact causes of the disorder, it is clear that physical and emotional factors play roles in ...
  • What Is Intermittent Explosive Disorder?
    People with an impulse control disorder can't resist the urge to do something harmful to themselves or others. A type of impulse control disorder, intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by episodes of explosive rage or ...
  • Take Control of Your Anger
    Everybody gets angry, but out-of-control rage isn't good for those around you, and it plays havoc with your own body. Here are some tips to help you 'simmer down.' Relaxation Simple relaxation tools such as deep breathing ...

 

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