How does anger affect your mental state?

How does anger affect your mental state?

How does anger affect your mental state?

On Behalf of The Law Office of Michael D. Cleaves, PLLC |

When faced with charges of domestic assault, you may have to reflect on your anger. Are you angry often? Do you have triggers that cause your reaction? Anger management may be beneficial to those with charges against them.

According to U.S. News, anger serves a purpose, but it can also be problematic.

When is anger a problem?

Anger is natural. Everyone feels angry sometimes, but when does it become a bigger problem? In most cases, anger should be short-lived. For example, if someone cuts you off in traffic, you should not be angry about it later. The anger should last for a few minutes. However, if you hang onto the anger for days and become irritable, it can become an issue.

The problems occur when anger controls you when you have frequent, intense bouts of anger that begin to harm your relationships with other people. When your health becomes affected, this is also a problem.

How does anger affect your well-being?

Some have linked chronic anger to low self-esteem, obesity, addiction, increased heart attack risk and lower-quality relationships. Physically, chronic anger could be the cause of high blood pressure or stroke.

Additionally, chronic anger may lead to mental fog, fatigue, insomnia and anxiety. If you feel like you are in a constant state of anger or anxiety, this could reduce your immune system’s ability to fight off infection or other threats.

If you suffer from chronic anger, you may want to think about treatment options the same as you would for depression or other mental health disorders. Professional help can ease anger issues.

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