1) Do you notice physiological signs when you get angry that cause distress like feeling dizzy, nausea, out of breath, sweating, etc.
2) Do you notice psychological signs when you get angry that cause distress like depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, irritated, etc.
3) Does your anger last longer than you would like?
4) Does your anger cause problems in relationships, such as allowing it to ruin a relationship with someone you loved or liked?
5)Does your anger happen frequently?
6)Do you get out of control when you get angry?
Some physical symptoms of anger-related problems include:
Heart palpitations or tightening of the chest
Increased blood pressure
Pressure in the head or sinus cavities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most common forms of therapy and tends to be shorter in duration than other modalities.
The purpose of the treatment is to help an angry person recognize the self-defeating negative thoughts that lie behind anger issues. Clientswork with a mental health professional to learn how to manage stressful life circumstances more successfully.
The specific steps in cognitive behavioral therapy include:
Identification of situations or circumstances in your life that lead to trouble
Awareness of your thoughts and emotions surrounding anger triggers
Acknowledgement of inaccurate, negative thought patterns
Relearning of healthier, positive thought patterns