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Which tips or exercises could i take to control my anger issues?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
1 simple tip- count: Ten before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you are calmer. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for dealing with anger problems.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to control my anger issues?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Lots of ways: This is a common reason for referral to psychologists for cognitive behavioral therapy which can certainly help. Some individuals may need meds for an underlying psychiatric condition, but the efficacy of large group anger management "classes" is dubious. See:http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/angermanagementproductivedisagreement.Asp for an overview, links to other resources, and self-help books.

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