Feeling angry is a natural response to certain life experiences. It’s a basic emotion; occurring at times when we come under attack, feel deceived, insulted or frustrated.
Anger helps to relieve built-up energy and tension. While we have learnt that expressing anger can be a healthy way of managing the emotion, when excessive, it can become a problem. Excessive anger may even be a symptom of more complex issues; it can be a symptom of, and contribute to, certain mental health problems and sometimes make existing problems worse.
When out of control, anger can become destructive. It can significantly impact quality of life – affecting your relationships, your career and overall well-being. However, there are ways to control your anger more effectively and lessen the impact it’s having on your daily life. This page will explore anger in more detail, including the signs to spot and anger management therapy.