If you are someone who has frequent, impulsive anger outbursts, experiences rage, or feels out of control of his or her anger, you may have Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) or need help controlling your anger. Individuals with this disorder or who struggle to manage anger may feel that their responses are out of their control, recognize that they are often an overreaction but still struggle to control them, and may find that it has a significant impact on their relationships and functioning. Anger management skills are possible and necessary for an individual to feel confident in being able to approach stressful or emotional situations in a calm, rational way. If you have IED, treatment can include medication management to help manage impulses, as well as psychotherapy and skills training to learn how to respond to anger in a more manageable way.
If you recognize your anger is controlling you instead of you controlling your anger, call Mindful for an assessment today.