How an anger management problem may affect your health

As the latest string of studies regarding the harmful effects of excess stress have indicated, it’s clear that mental and physical health are inexorably related. As such, if you have a problem with depression, anxiety or excess anger, there is a good chance it is affecting your body in ways you may not even be aware of.

Recently, Kristi Dename – a research consultant for a licensed mental health counselor – addressed this issue in a piece for PsychCentral.

“Mental health is just as vital as physical health […] There are many mental health disorders that exacerbate physical concerns or disorders, and vice versa,” she wrote, noting that, because of this connection, the two should be observed and treated in conjunction, rather than as separate ailments.

Dename argues that, if an emotional issue is the root cause of a medical problem – or at least a contributing factor – it is essential that doctors began to prescribe counseling or anger management classes the same way they do medications.

“Poor anger management is associated with high blood pressure,” she offers as an example. “Behind every medical illness, it is possible to find a mental health concern as well.”

As the American Psychological Association notes, most people who have trouble containing their rage are well aware of this issue, though they may not know how much of an impact it has on their relationships and even their health. Our online anger management classes were specifically developed to help these individuals handle difficult situations without losing control.

Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC

Dr. Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC specializes in anger management, family conflict resolution, marital and premarital conflict resolution. His extensive knowledge in the field of anger management may enable you to use his tested methods to deal with your anger issues.


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