Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. Anger is a natural response to perceived threats, a warning bell that tells you when something is wrong. Anger is “an emotion that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense rage.”
Anger causes your body to release adrenaline, the fight-or-flight hormone, which can increase muscle tension, heart rate and blood pressure. Anger might trigger or encompass other emotions, such as sadness, disappointment or frustration. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems; problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
You can’t get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions. Dr. Quintal & Associates are trained in helping people manage their anger.
For more information on dealing with problem anger or to make an appointment please call us at (941) 907-0525 or schedule a free phone consultation.