Intense Anger And Anxiety.... Need Suggestions!

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Asked by kmarie101

Intense Anger And Anxiety.... Need Suggestions!

I have gone several times to the doctor and have explained how I feel and I have yet to be given anything other than Prozac. I don't believe my problem is being depressed but I'm not a doctor. Although I sleep a lot there is a lot more to what goes on in my day to day life.... I have a huge problem with controlling my anger and my anxiety. Once I am set off and get angry I am like a monster and cannot seem to control the anger how I want to. I have never hit anyone but I fear if I can't get it under control it will only get worse. It's like I don't have control of this strong anger, over something I probably shouldn't get so worked up about. Also, I have anxiety issues. I get uncontrollable if I feel we are too close to cars on the road, if one of my daughters is out of sight for more than 15 seconds etc. I try and control myself and talk myself down but unless I can fully see them my body goes into this mode I am not understanding. I feel like I can't trust anyone with my family, that bad things will happen if I don't have control and I get angry so fast its like waiting for a bomb to go off for no reason.... I'm not really sure what to do, I haven't always been like this. Suggestions?

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Thank you for your question and welcome to Health Central's Anxiety Community.

I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.

You don't mention whether you are seeing a therapist for your anger/anxiety issues. If not, this might be a good place to start. Talk with your doctor about therapists in your area who specialize in these issues.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be effective in treating anxiety, often more effective than medication in the long-term. Not all therapists use this type of treatment, so you may need to make a few calls to find a therapist.

You might also want to read:

15 Must Read Posts about Managing Anxiety on a Daily Basis

I hope this helps

Eileen

Answered by Eileen Bailey