Anger is a normal human emotion that can range from mild annoyance to intense rage. It is accompanied by physical changes to your heart rate, blood pressure and hormonal levels.
It becomes a problem if it is expressed in harmful ways, such as yelling, throwing things, criticising, ignoring, storming out or refusing to do something.
This can lead to trouble in relationships, work, health and sometimes with the law. It is not the same as violence but can lead to violence if not properly controlled.
How a psychologist can help you
Psychologists can help you to understand the triggers and early warning signs of anger and help you learn techniques to calm down before things get out of control.
Relaxation techniques, assertiveness training and learning effective communication skills can help you to manage your anger more appropriately.