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Anger Management

According to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in the study of anger, anger is defined as "an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage." Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hormones: adrenaline and noradrenaline.


Anger can be caused by both internal and external events. You could be angry at a specific person (such as a coworker or supervisor) or event (a traffic jam, a canceled flight). Alternately, your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.

Anger, although common in all individuals depending on environmental/personal factors, can cause significant impairment in the lives of individuals who are unable to effectively manage their anger. Individuals with anger management problems may experience difficulty in various aspects of their life including: occupational, social, physical, and emotional.


​Common ways to improve control over anger include: 


  • Neurofeedback

  • Relaxation and Breathing Techniques

  • Expressing your emotions and anger

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Cognitive Restructuring

  • Problem Solving

  • Using Humor

  • Changing your environment  

If you believe you or a loved one may be struggling with anger management, please call LSH Psychological Services today. Dr. Hennessy is here to help you. With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, she knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 954-317-0551 or email her at


For more information regarding anger management, check out the links below:


The Mayo Clinic: Anger Management - 10 Tips

WebMD: Mental Health & Anger Management

The Help Guide for Anger


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