Anger is a common reaction to frustrating outside stimuli. Feelings of anger associated with perceived injustice is a common occurrence, and not cause for alarm. If these feelings of anger become exaggerated or lead to aggressive behaviours, this can become a problem for the person experiencing this as well as those around them.
WHAT IS BEHAVIOURAL ANGER?
Behavioural anger involves the associated behavioural outbursts associated with uncontrolled anger. This is anger that affects personal relationships, work relationships, and daily life. People who experience this particular type of anger may even find themselves coming into trouble with the law due to outbursts.
These outbursts can include yelling, throwing things, and in extreme situations, lashing out in violence. These angry outbursts are usually associated with a desire for power that a person seeks through fear. Outbursts can also be associated with an exaggerated sense of frustration for someone who is not getting their way or who have an exaggerated sense of injustice.
Without proper coping techniques, behavioural anger can take over a person’s daily life, making it difficult for the person to maintain relationships both personal and professional. Left unchecked, behavioural anger can possibly lead to inability to maintain employment, or, in extreme cases, incarceration.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BEHAVIOURAL ANGER?
The most common signs of behavioural anger are:
- Being in a regular state of anger
- Anger that involves some type of emotional or physical abuse
- Outbursts that cause problems in daily life
- Using anger to get what you want
- Anger out of proportion to the situation or that lasts for an extended period
- Anger that affects outside situations or events
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Getting angry regularly with those around you without provocation, especially with someone who has less power.
Physical symptoms of anger include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, which can lead to serious physical health issues if the anger issues are not dealt with.
While everyone has experienced anger at some point, even occasionally anger that is out of proportion, it is important to remember that behavioural anger is a regular state of excess anger. A person who has this type of anger outbursts may be in a regular state of anger, or may show excessive outbursts every time they are angry. It is important to be aware of the difference between a normal case of anger and a behavioural issue.
HOW COMMON IS BEHAVIOURAL ANGER?
Behavioural anger is very common in people with other psychological or behavioural issues, but is rarely found as an isolated situation. Children with learning disabilities or adults with psychological or mental disorders may experience behavioural anger along with their other signs and symptoms. If a person shows signs of behavioural anger, it is important to look for root causes for this symptom. For example, it is very common that those presenting with a stress response to present with anger issues, regardless of age, so the focus in the first instance is to address and regulate the stress response and regulated behaviour will naturally follow.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BEHAVIOURAL ANGER?
Behavioural anger will most likely be caused by an underlying mental or behavioural health issue. Common disorders associated with behavioural anger include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
- Anxiety Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Personality disorders such as Bipolar or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Some forms of depression
- Stress and anxiety
Behavioural anger is most often a symptom, involving an exaggerated reaction to outside stimuli. Without learning proper techniques to dealing with frustration and perceived injustice, a person’s reactions can become worse, leading to further issues.
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR BEHAVIOURAL ANGER
At Brain Training Australia we offer Neurofeedback Brain Training to help clients presenting with anger related issues.
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