According to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in the study of anger, anger is defined as "an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage." Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hormones: adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Anger can be caused by both internal and external events. You could be angry at a specific person (such as a coworker or supervisor) or event (a traffic jam, a canceled flight). Alternately, your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.
Common ways to improve control over anger include:
Expressing your emotions and anger
Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
Changing your environment
If you think that you or a loved one may have anger management and/or control issues, please call Comprehensive Psychology Services today. Dr. Van Dam is here to help you. With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, he knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 407-233-1864 or email us at CPsychologyservices@gmail.com.
For more information regarding anger management check out the links below:
The Mayo Clinic: 10 tips for Managing Anger
The Help Guide: Contolling your Anger