Anger is an emotion that encompasses negative feelings such as hurt, frustration, annoyance or disappointment. Anger is a commonly and normally occurring emotion in all individuals that can be beneficial when expressed and managed correctly. However, anger can be detrimental to an individual’s physical and mental well-being should it be expressed excessively or inappropriately.

Excessive anger could be a sign of a larger behavioral problem, such as anxiety or depression. Anger that is left subdued and suppressed within individuals can negatively affect the way a person thinks and behaves. In addition to affecting a person’s mental well-being, anger can also have physical health consequences, such as cardiac problems, high blood pressure, headaches, skin disorders or digestive problems.

Treatment for anger is primarily focused on providing an individual with the tools necessary to effectively manage and positively express their anger.

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