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Medication For Anger
Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?
Not usually: Although, it is of course good not to miss any doses. If you were my patient and felt suicidal, i would want you to call me in my office right away. If you are truly feeling suicidal, you should seek immediate treatment at the nearest emergency department. ...Read more
Psychotherapy & meds: There's no specific "anger management" medication. Antidepressants (ssris or nssris) and anti-anxiety meds are often prescribed. This issue needs to be discussed with the psychiatrist to help you figure out if medication is the right choice for you. However, anger management also involves lots of work in recognizing triggers, listening to your body (when you're getting angry), stress management. ...Read more
Anger: Anger is the fight response of the fight or flight response. When our brain detects we are in danger it only responds in two ways: making us fight or flee.Your anger means your brain detects danger.A very common danger trigger causing anger is when a person feels "one-upped" (or disrespected)by another person.Understanding this concept is a start.Check out my free video series too www.Thecoach.Com. ...Read more
Possibly: You need a medical evaluation to check for possible medical conditions that could contribute to your mood swings and your anger. It is also recommended that you have a comprehensive psychological assessment. Some type of mental health disorders are associated with marked mood swings as well as irritability and anger. If you do have a treatable condition the provider will help to determine the >>. ...Read more
There might be: Currently there are plenty of medications to treat many different mood/psychiatric illness, including anger/disruptive behaviors...You should get an evaluation--probably best by a psychiatrist...You may be surprised that you can find out why you are angry and manage it without medication... ...Read more
What are things I can do to help control anger? Like medication possibilities since I have tried therapy and seen no results
Work on you...: Have you tried meditating and exercising daily? Are you taking care of yourself - getting enough rest, finding joy daily? Anger is an emotion - emotions are brought about by our needs (met or unmet). Figure out "why" you feel angry and the feeling generally subsides. That being said - if you are feeling violent please seek the help of a psychiatrist while you do this work. ...Read more
Does anger elevates epinephrine? What is the best medication to treat people with high epinephrine . I heard that propranolol is good, is that right?
Interesting question: In the "fight or flight" scenario, there is a definite increase. However, having a "high epinephrine" level is difficult to understand. There are instances where certain tumors produce excess of this chemical. Your question about Propranolol is easier to answer. This agent is called a beta "blocker" it does not reduce the amount of Epinephrine but blocks its effects ...Read more
Probably: Irritability or unjustifiable anger are common symptoms of bipolar disorder and may be part of depression, mania, or mixed episode. Most individuals with bipolar disorder spend much of the time in a mixed episode if not adequately treated. A mixed episode is a combination of manic and depressive symptoms. ...Read more
What can I do, or what medications can I take to help me with my anger and temper? I feel like i always have pms. I can be happy one second and a small little issue will make me extremely angry even if its just a minor issue. I have a tendency to stay ang
If : If you haven't talked to your primary care doctor about this, please do so. There are a number of different causes for these types of symptoms. You need to be evaluated before a medication recommendation can be made. It sounds like your mood fluctuations and your feelings of anger and irritation are very hard on you. Your doctor may recommend a consultation with a psychiatrist, a psychologist or another type of behavioral health provider. This could lead to helpful medications and talking therapy. Good luck getting the help that you need. ...Read more
Are there psychiatric medications that could help someone with anger management? I don't know if my dad would take them, but still.
Yes: There are several medications used to help reduce behavioral agitation or aggression. Your dad would benefit from an evaluation to determine if he has a mood disorder such as Depression or Bipolar Disorder. The answer to your question is "yes" there are medications available to help someone manage their anger. Individual or group therapy are also important treatment options as well. ...Read more
I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?
What medications could be used for rage and anger problems? i do cardio and weight lifting, i eat healthy. thearpy was temporary fix, it doesnt do any
SuchMeds DoNot Exist: Anger & Rage are mind issues & thus must be dealt with at that level. As integrated Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, each portion plays a major role. Meds only affect us at Brain↔Body levels & never solve causes; thus are called treatment (to alter behavior). Since most memories (mind issues) are deeply internalized & emotions always dominate, only going into basis for emotions can find solutions. ...Read more
Previously took Zoloft 100 mgs/day, currently on Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 150 mgs/day for Social/Generalized Anxiety & Anger. What are other/better medications?
Quite a few: There are a lot of medications which have been proven to treat these conditions (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.). Your best bet is to partner with your psychiatrist and psychologist, openly communicate how you're doing and how you view your the progress you've made and goals for the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more
My sister uses drugs and experiences intense anger and feels entitled to treat others badly, how to stop her?
I am not sure that: You have the power to stop her. Often people with drug addiction problems ; those who are overly entitled - respond to facing consequences of the their behavior. For instance some one goes to jail for illicit drug abuse - as a result they may think twice about using those drugs. I would encourage you to take care of yourself - consider a program such as al anon. ...Read more
What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?
Many disorders: Many psychological disorders can have anger as a symptom. Careful evaluation is needed. For instance bipolar disorder and add can both have anger manifestation but are treated with very different medications. Most additive drugs can cause anger during the withdrawal period and thus slow .Withdrawal is needed. ...Read more
What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal can cause unreasonable anger in people?
Should you go cold turkey from paroxetine? My son decided 2 weeks ago to go off his 30 mg of paroxetine. He is experiencing all the withdrawal symptoms. He has anxiety and anger issues even without this drug. He had been taking it for only 4 months whe
A Paxil (paroxetine) no-no: Paxil (paroxetine) should not be abruptly stopped. He should return to the prescribing physician and let him know what is happening and his doctor will want to know why he stopped it. It can cause a number of side effects such as weight gain and sexual side effects. At any rate, encourage your son to see his doctor. If his family doctor prescribed, perhaps aa psychiatric consult would help given the anger. ...Read more
My son is 12 years old and he smokes weeds and drinks of course when im not around.He also has anger issues and im trying to see what doctor i will to go to that specializes in drug test and also therapy
Teenage usually gets into drugs/ alcohol because of several reasons. Family dynamics, trauma, unable to express emotions, puberty ,. Their frontal cortex (THINKING BRAIN )shut down for further development and only way they see life is from EMOTINAL BRAIN. Please seek proper professional help to deal with issues. His brain is still under construction and he has no idea .
Best of luck. ...Read more
Are behavioral side effects possible (irritability, anger, etc) on 200 mg of lamictal for bipolar ii? Is this possible on such a non-activating drug?
Uncommon, but yes: Yes, this is possible, if uncommon. Make sure you discuss with your prescriber, who will want to check blood levels. ...Read more
Havedepression,stress,anger problems,epilepsy,body pains and aches,lung pain and drug addiction,and alcohol abuse aswel as cigarettes abuse?
Sounds Difficult: Can you please clarify what the question is. Questions should be clear and specific. Can re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
1 simple tip- : Count to 10 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 dealing with. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Fox: 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Two thoughts: The possibilities here are numerous, but at least two that come to mind are 1) childhood developmental factors, and 2) anger as covering over other feelings. For the first one, if children aren't taught to deal with anger early on, they'll have trouble with it later. For the second one, anger can sometimes be an internal defense against other, more troubling feelings that are harder to express. ...Read more