Anger can be a healthy, adaptive response to a threatening situation, but when it arises as an uncontrollable and frequent reaction to everyday stressors it can be destructive both to physical and emotional health, and to relationships at work and home. Anger can present itself as volatility, rage or irritability, but also as sarcasm or even apathy. Over the long term, difficulties controlling anger can result in feelings of guilt, anxiety and powerlessness, as well as physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, digestive problems, and restlessness. As anger inhibits one’s ability to think rationally in stressful situations, it often escalates problems rather than resolving them. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a proven method for helping individuals to identify their triggers and to develop healthy coping strategies so that they are able to control their anger rather than the other way around.
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