Anger is a basic human emotion that can involve strong physiological arousal of the “fight or flight” response. The experience of anger involves several components, including (1) an appraisal of being wronged, (2) physiological arousal often including muscle tension, rapid, shallow breathing, increased heart rate, and increased adrenalin and gastrointestinal symptoms and (3) a behavioural response that could include verbal or physical aggression. When anger is not expressed in healthy ways, it can cause difficulties in interpersonal relationships both socially and at work and can leave the angry person feeling guilty, alone, disappointed, and out of control. Anger is often a response to pain and frustration. It is a learned response and it can be unlearned with time and effort.
Strategies for controlling angry feelings, managing stress, and solving problems can help to decrease destructive expressions of anger. If your anger is interfering with your relationships, work and overall quality of life, you might want to speak to a professional about getting help. Psychologists can help you to identify what triggers your anger and challenge the thoughts and behaviours that tend to get you into trouble. They might also teach you some relaxation techniques and assertiveness skills to help affect long-lasting change.
CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.
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Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.
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The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More