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What is the best medication for anger management?

What is the best medication for anger management?

CBT: Cogntiive and behavioral therapy is much more effective than any medication for anger mgmt. It is more work than taking a pill, but there really is no "anti-anger" pill. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?

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

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Is there a medication to control my anger?

Is there a medication to control my anger?

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

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Are there any ways/medications to get rid of anger?

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

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Are there any medications that might help with anger or mood swings?

Are there any medications that might help with anger or mood swings?

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

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Is there a medication.For if you have some seriouse anger issues?

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

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What are things I can do to help control anger? Like medication possibilities since I have tried therapy and seen no results

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

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Does anger elevates epinephrine? What is the best medication to treat people with high epinephrine . I heard that propranolol is good, is that right?

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

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Is feeling of extreme anger a sign if not having enough bi-polar medication?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Depression: Yes. These are excellent medications that can improve your mood and stabilize your emotional swings. Talk therapy is an important addition to the medications. Be patient as these medications can take time to have an effect on your emotions. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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My sister uses drugs and experiences intense anger and feels entitled to treat others badly, how to stop her?

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

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Help! need to know if there's any over-the-counter drugs that help with anger management?

In short no: Working with an psychtherapist in unlocking the root of your anger is the best way to go, most therapist are trained in helping those suffering with anger, manage it effectively, exploring other avenues of expressing thier feeling in a more constructive way. ...Read more

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What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

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

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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

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

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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 ?

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
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Seek counselling: 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

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Hw can I cure anger?

Hw can I cure anger?

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

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Is anger a part of add?

Is anger a part of add?

Yes: Children with add often have difficult time modulating their emotion and can get very angry ...Read more

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How to manage your anger?

How to manage your anger?

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

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How can you control anger?

How can you control anger?

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

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How can I relieve my anger?

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

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How can I release my anger?

Anger: Try to be tactful, direct, non-defensive and stick to the facts of your experience. Also be aware that anger often hides more fundamental feelings that need to be expressed. Best. ...Read more

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What might cause anger issues?

What might cause anger issues?

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

Anger (Definition)

Anger = emotion associated with ...Read more