Anger is a completely normal human emotion that turns destructive when it gets out of control or is expressed inappropriately. Anger is an emotional state, not a behavior, that varies from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. It can be caused by both external and internal events. When anger gets out of control and is expressed inappropriately, it causes problems in your personal relationships, the workplace, and in the quality of your life.

Some people get angry more easily and more intensely than others. These people can express their anger in loud ways or express it by being chronically irritable, grumpy, socially withdrawn, or getting physically ill.

Expressing your anger in an assertive manner is healthy. If anger is not allowed an outward expression it can turn inward on you causing hypertension, high blood pressure, anxiety, or depression.

It is best to find out what triggers your anger and then develop strategies to recognize those triggers and manage your anger. You cannot get rid of or avoid all things or people that enrage you, but you can learn to control your reactions. If you feel that your anger is out of control, having an impact on your relationships and on important parts of your life, Health and Wellness Group can help you learn how to handle it better.