The Link Between Anger and Depression

By Owen Jones

Depression and anxiety are without doubt the causes of uncontrolled anger. When a person is constantly worried about problems that they have no control over or even problems they do have control over, it very often can cause depression. If you feel that, there is no way out then your depression can affect your life and cause you to sink into a spiral of despair.

Taking charge of your emotions usually produces good results. If you feel that the world is tumbling down around you, then you are almost definitely thinking negatively, which brings on depression and anxiety. In this short piece, we will reveal some techniques to help you cope with anxiety and depression, thus preventing uncontrollable anger.

Firstly, let us examine the symptoms. Do you feel like you are going out of your mind? Do you scream in your head: 'I can't take it any more?'. Do you feel like everyone is out to get you? Do you think people view you as mad? If you are undergoing any or all of these symptoms then you are probably suffering from some form of anxiety and depression.

If you can not find a way to think differently, then you will probably explode when your emotions bubble over and your anger bursts out. Instead of telling yourself that you are out of your mind, why not tell yourself that you are only having atemporary emotional problem and that you need to resolve the situation. Review all the problem areas carefully and search your memory to see if there are answers to your problems there. Reviewing like this, often opens doors to resources you may have forgotten about.

If you feel like someone is out to get you then you might have a chemical imbalance or even a mental illness. Why not visit your doctor or a mental health expert to learn more about your symptoms and find a way to gain control of your life. Anxiety and depression can trick your mind but sometimes the thoughts are only a result of a chemical imbalance.

If you think that people think you are going crazy, you may want to remember that most people have their own problems and don't have the time nor the inclination to worry about you as a person. When you walk into a room and think that people are staring at you, you might want to remember that all people watch the things around them, checking to make sure that their surroundings are all right before returning to their own lives.

If you feel as if you cannot take it any longer, pick up your bag and walk another mile. When times are difficult, it does not mean it is the end of the world, although sometimes it does seem this way. If you are struggling to pay bills, fighting to hold a family together, or having difficulty with your children then remember we all have these problems at some time in our lives.

Are your children driving you out of your mind? If they are, take time out. Go and do something entertaining or some exercise. This very often relieves the stresses that lead to anxiety, depression and anger. Life is just too short to worry about the things in life that you do not have control over. If you have problems, the answers lie within you, so it pays to look into your head.

If you are struggling to obtain your goals then you might want to break your goals down to smaller segments and work slowly to achieve them. If you set goals within reason, you will not need to stress your mind finding a way to achieve them.

It is important to treat yourself each day. Learn some coping responses that will benefit both your mind and your body. If you feel bogged down, you might want to take deep breaths 10 times.

Curling up on a couch and watching a favorite movie can benefit your mind and your body, if you want to let your thoughts wander. However, learn to focus on what you are doing instead of worrying about what you are not doing. This often clears the mind and helps you to relax.

If you are subject to unbridled anger, you will most probably have problems for the remainder of your life unless you learn to master your emotions. Remember that depression leads to uncontrollable anger. - 31891

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