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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I think I need anger management. Should I go to a psychiatrist?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I think I need anger management. Should I go to a psychiatrist?

Anger Management: Start with a psychotherapist (lcsw or phd), and if assessment indicates possible need for medications trial, then referral can be made by the therapist to a psychiatrist.

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If I have some problems with anger management and could be bipolar should see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

If I have some problems with anger management and could be bipolar should see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation for bipolar disorder. If bipolar disorder is found, then medications, typically mood stabilizers will be prescribed. Therapy is also strongly indicated. If The evaluation is negative for bipolar disorder, medication still may be needed. In that case therapy is also strongly indicated.

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Please can someone help me, I can't do this anymore. How to deal with anger/stress? Please can someone help me, I can't do this anymore. How to deal with anger/stress? Please can someone help me, I can't do this anymore. How to deal with anger/

Please can someone help me, I can't do this anymore. How to deal with anger/stress? Please can someone help me, I can't do this anymore. How to deal with anger/stress? Please can someone help me, I can't do this anymore. How to deal with anger/

Professional help: 1 tip- count to 10 before acting on urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through nostrils. Hold air in lungs for 5 count before slowly exhaling through open mouth. Repeat until you cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is excellent for dealing w >

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What's a good way to control anger and to stay calm?

What's a good way to control anger and to stay calm?

See Below: Find out what triggers your anger. Pay attention to the body signs -- where it feels in your body; pay attention to the thoughts you're having at that moment. Diary will be helpful to figure out these things. Physical activity, self-care, deep breathing, relaxation; leaving the situation when you feel angry. Anger is normal; what we do with it, might become problematic.

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Can there be any online anger therapy online. I really need help?

Can there be any online anger therapy online. I really need help?

In person: While I understand that people have different reasons for seeking online counseling, nothing can substitute for counseling done in person. If you have insurance, see what your mental health benefits are. If you do not have insurance, see if you qualify for either Medicaid or Medicare. Mental health benefits are part of both of those programs.

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How to relieve anger/frustration in a positive way besides crying?

How to relieve anger/frustration in a positive way besides crying?

Relief from anger: You can try other positive outlets such as exercise, support groups, talking with someone you trust, and even speaking with a mental health professional.

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What do you suggest to relieve anger?

What do you suggest to relieve anger?

Relieving anger: One simple tip- count to 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 cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for.

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What can someone do to control anger?

What can someone do to control anger?

The Examined Life...: There's substitute 4 figuring out why u are angry...what your anger means! With a deep understanding of the actual things that trigger your anger (rejection, criticism, unjust treatment) & what meaning u assign 2 those things (they don't value/love me; world is unfair/racist/sexist/xenophobic)), u have a chance 2 consciously decide what 2 do w/your anger - what action u *want* 2 take!

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How can you relieve anger in a physical way?

Physical relief: How about exercise? Aerobic exercise is great. Running, swimming, hiking. There are many people who become irritable if they don't keep themselves in balance by exercising every day (called jue yin in traditional chinese medicine). Tai chi, yoga & qi gong - work physically to calm. Massage, acupressure & acupuncture are other physical means to help with relief.

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In what ways are you supposed to deal with anger?

In what ways are you supposed to deal with anger?

Anger problems: One simple tip- count to 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.

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What do experts consider effective ways to relieve anger?

What do experts consider effective ways to relieve anger?

Relieving anger: 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. Getting physical through aerobic activity is an excellent way to help keep anger.

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What do you suggest to relieve anger and stress?

What do you suggest to relieve anger and stress?

Many ways: Before you can relieve you anger and stress, you need to learn what's behind them. You can explore this somewhat with close colleagues and friends, and also with therapists. What you find can then inform what you specifically "do" about your situation. In general, some people like vigorous exercise to discharge aggression; others like yoga & meditation. Can do them all but @ different times.

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What is the best way to control anger especially towards kids?

Take your time: To cool off, think about what a reasonable response should be, take some deep breaths. Consider an anger management class. Walk away if you need to.

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What is the home remady for controling your anger what should I eat or drink to control my mind my angerness?

What is the home remady for controling your anger what should I eat or drink to control my mind my angerness?

Anger control: Hormonal changes, often makes teens moody. Get 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep per night as fatigue makes it harder to manage anger. Eat a well balanced diet that includes protein and complex arbs at each meal to avoid blood sugar fluctuation. Limit caffeine, energy drinks, alcohol, recreational drugs ; anabolic steroids. Aerobic exercise daily. Check your library for books on how to manage anger.

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Tips to control anger. I'm afraid of critisicm. Pls help?

Big questions: This could take up a whole textbook. But perhaps the best pace to start is in finding a therapist. Second until you have a therapist I would advise no alcohol or drug use to keep your mind clear as you get to the root of your problem.

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I really was doing great, but my mind is soo sporatic and I have muscle aches and things are making me angry again I took a vistaril (hydroxyzine) to control anger.

I really was doing great, but my mind is soo sporatic and I have muscle aches and things are making me angry again I took a vistaril (hydroxyzine) to control anger.

VIstaril (hydroxyzine): Sounds like there is more to this than taking some vistaril (hydroxyzine) and all will be well. I would recommend that you give your counselor or psychologist/psychiatrist a call since it appears to be an anxiety, depression or anger issue that dialog might be of assistance.

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I found out that I have to go to anger management and counseling?

I found out that I have to go to anger management and counseling?

Good - probably: If you 'have to go', that means you've done something to cause concern by somebody outside your family. It's pretty rare for things to get that bad and you not need anger management counseling. Good luck getting to the bottom of your problem.

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Gf says I have to go to anger management and counselling? How do I handle her?

See below: You could do a couple of things. The first would be to go in with her and see a couples therapist. From there you could obtain an outside view of what the problems are, and get recommendations on how to go forward. The other would be to make some appointments for yourself individually with a psychotherapist as a way of better understanding your part in the problem. Best wishes on resolving things!

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What's the best way to get your dad to do anger management? I don't want to say anything that'll backfire.

Timing is all: Obviously, never make this suggestion when he is irritible or mad. When he is in a good mood compliment him for it and then suggest how nice it would be to have him like that all the time. If he agrees, then ask him if he is ready to go for some help to accomplish this. If he says no, try to get to a maybe. Keep using this approach till a "yes". Good luck, sounds like you care.

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How do I help my bf and talk him into going to anger management class?

You can't talk him: Into something he isn't motivated to do. Have you considered that his anger issues are a problem for you but he doesn't consider it a problem. It does warrant explaining your concerns and encouraging him to get involved. It is even more important not to tolerate abusive behavior. If you become fearful of safety, or his behavior is abusive - leave the area right away.

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