Anger Outbursts

Treatments and tips for controlling explosive anger to help you put a stop to angry outbursts.

treatments for controlling explosive anger to stop angry outbursts

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  1. What are Anger Outbursts?
  2. What Causes Anger Outbursts?
  3. Help for Anger Outbursts
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What are Anger Outbursts?

Anger is a basic human emotion and a natural reaction to situations beyond our control. While we have all experienced anger at some point, we all have different ways of dealing with it. For some people, anger is experienced as extreme emotional outburst that lacks reason and may be very difficult to control.

What Causes Anger Outbursts?

For some, anger outbursts are the result of genetics, chemical or hormonal imbalances or other psychological problems such as bipolar disorder or depression. For the most part however, anger outbursts are a learned behavior and the result of poor anger management. Many people will bottle their anger and other emotions and then when it all gets too much, these emotions burst out in an uncontrollable explosive fits or rage. The good news is that there are ways for controlling these reactions, and healthy anger management skill can be adopted.

Anger outbursts can have damaging, violent, and far-reaching consequences. They can greatly affect relationships with family and friends, and may start to affect other areas such as work. It is therefore important to take the necessary efforts to address the root causes and find better ways of managing our rage.

Help for Anger Outbursts

Natural Remedies

There are a number of herbal and homeopathic ingredients which have been shown to greatly help with the control and management of anger outbursts, fits, and rage. Nux vom. is one such ingredient and it is commonly recommended to people who are prone to irritability, and anger and those with impatient tempers.

Another useful homeopathic ingredient is Chamomilla, which is particularly effective when the emotional reaction seems out of proportion to the situation or event. This ingredient is wonderfully calming and can be used to *soothe anger and irritability as well as any underlying anxiety.* Lastly, Lycopodium can be used to address uncontrollable anger outbursts and is especially useful for those who find it difficult to express their emotions.

More Information on Anger Outbursts

Tips for anger outbursts
  • Learn deep breathing and muscle relaxation techniques and practice them when you feel you are becoming irritable or angry.
  • Always remain objective in the face of disagreements and debates. Recognize when you are taking things personally and when your emotions are disproportionate. By being aware of these things you can remain distanced from the situation and not get caught up in irrational emotions.
  • Wait before you react. If you are angry, remove yourself from the situation if possible, or simply pause and count to 10 slowly. Only make decisions and react once you have cooled down and have had time to rationally reflect on the situation.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff. Getting angry over things you cannot control such as traffic jams and broken appliances serves no purpose and it will simply put you in an irritable mood. Keep your eye on the bigger picture and use your energy to be productive and think of possible solutions.
  • Find your sense of humor. Many situations that cause us anger can be turned around and viewed from humorous point of view.
  • Learn to face your emotions and deal with them as they come about. Talk out your emotions with someone close to you and really look into the possible underlying causes of your anger.
  • Engage in regular physical activities such as sports, aerobics, brisk walking, running or dancing.
  • Manage your stress levels by having a massage, listening to music or reading.


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