Anger Library

  • 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 ...
  • Controlling Anger Before It Controls You
    We all know what anger is, and we've all felt it, whether as fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is a completely normal, and usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control ...
  • Anger Management
    Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury or rage. It is accompanied by physiological and biological changes, like increased heart rate and blood pressure, as well as ...
  • Helping Understand Your Preschooler’s Emotions
    One minute she's biting. The next minute she's giving kisses. What's she really feeling? What's going on in her little head? There is the potential for a range of emotions. How does each one affect ...
  • Getting Anger and Hostility Under Control
    In the world of stress research, anger and hostility are the most widely studied behavioral characteristics. Studies indicate that anger is the behavioral factor most highly correlated with an increased risk of coronary heart stroke, ...
  • Teenage Anger
    Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger — the behavior — that we see. Some teens may repress ...
  • Parenting Angry Teens
    Some teens seem to walk around assuming that their parents are in a fight with them. The king-sized chip on the kid's shoulder invites the older folks to try to knock it off. The kid ...

 

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