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A 36-year-old member asked:

why do i get mad/sad over something little? how to stop being to angry?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Figure it out in Tx: You sound like a person who might really benefit from exploring this question with a cbt talk therapist. Together you'll be able to test out theories of what's going on and try out strategies to improve in ways that you'd like to. I do think it would work well for you. Good luck.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See Below: Anger is usually a sign of frustration, inability to get a hold of a situation/environment. Look at the situations that make you feel angry; listen to your body -- where in your body it feels when you become angry. Practice relaxation, deep breathing to help you take an edge off the emotion so you can deal with it later. Find a therapist who can guide you through the process.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

My mom is always angry. Does this mean that something is wrong with her mentally?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Not necessarily: It sounds like you are worried about your mother. Do you get along well enough to risk asking her why she seems so angry all the time? Do you feel you are the cause of her anger? Anger is usually a sign of great stress. What kind of stress is she under - financial, family problems, depression? Do what you can to help and encourage her. Let her know you care. Have you suggested counseling? Do!
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What can I do if my friends make me angry?

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Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Learn Tolerance: We all struggle with anger and frustration every day. Learning to get perspective, take deep breaths, and be as tolerant as possible is good for you on many levels: stress reduction, blood pressure control, improved relationships, etc. If you have any faith in a higher power, try the serenity prayer... My mantra: "bless them, change me.".
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A 45-year-old male asked:

Why am I constantly dreaming of me being angry at someone, my friends, family and people I don't even know. It has been happening for about four months, ?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Dreams = emotions?: Such a recurring dream that seems to hold importance to you may be your emotions telling you something. Journaling and using free-association while journal about your dreams may help you connect to the angry affect of the dream. You may also seek the help of a therapist who can help you understand those dreams and how they relate to your life. They should not tell you what they mean.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you deal with a gf that is angry while going through her monthly?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
UNDERSTAND WHY IT : Happens. Read a bit on it, it is a lot easier to deal with when you know why she gets like that.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I've been getting angry at the little things lately. Wonder why? Love-hate?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Irritability: Getting angry at the little things sounds like what we call irritability. Irritability is the sudden realization that you are surrounded by the stupidest drivers in the world... Or that nothing works right. It can be a symptom of many things - trouble with sleep, pain, fatigue, depression or a mood disorder like depression or bipolar.

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