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How do you regain control when you lose your temper?

Deep breathing: Try breathing in slowly through the nose. Fill the lungs and hold to a count of five. Exhale slowly through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. This should help to calm you down. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Lose Temper (Definition)

Losing your temper is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more


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I'm so impatient, and lose temper easily. Who can help?

Start with your pcp: Consider meeting with your pcp or counselor to work through these deeper issues. ...Read more

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Will sleep loss cause a person to lose temper easily?

Will sleep loss cause a person to lose temper easily?

Lack of sleep: Lack of sleep can cause a person irritable, it can make you groggy, cause fatigue.It can effect cognitive function, and may make you more inclined to loose temper. ...Read more

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I don't know why I lose temper so easily when driving?

I don't know why I lose temper so easily when driving?

Anger management: Consider meeting with your pcp or counselor to work through these deeper issues. ...Read more

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If you suffer ocd, do your rituals frustrate you enough to make you lose temper?

If you suffer ocd, do your rituals frustrate you enough to make you lose temper?

Reaction to rituals: I think you are asking whether the rituals can lead to frustration. The answer to this is yes, especially if you recognize that thr riual is inecessary and not rationally-based. Other emotional reactions may occur as well, but frustration is not uncommon especially for those trying to stop the behaviors. ...Read more

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Will lack of sleep cause a person to lose temper?

Will lack of sleep cause a person to lose temper?

Of course: Sleep is something to do with energy regeneration. Mild loss of energy in the limbic system of the brain causes it to become irritable. Since that part of the brain initiates our emotions they beome more easily evoked and exaggerated. High calorie malnutrition will do the same. I see it all the time, particularly in kids and i think that it is the cause of much troublre in our culture. ...Read more

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Will lack of sleep cause a person to lose temper more easily?

Will lack of sleep cause a person to lose temper more easily?

Yes: The real issue is what if causing the lack of sleep. Sleep is a restorative function and essential to health for it has something to do with energy metabolism. If that is impaired your emotional reflexes become exaggerated. ...Read more