Mental Illness and Anger

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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Mental Illness and Anger

Do you have anger issues? Have you found it difficult to control your anger?

If you look down the symptom list of various mental illnesses, you'll see "anger" there. Anger is connected with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, personality disorders and others. Why is anger a symptom of mental illness? For the most part, people without mental health problems aren't carrying a lot of anger inside over a prolonged period of time. They also have the capacity to control their anger. For those with a mental health condition, anger can be simmering below the surface ready to bubble up at a moment's notice.

There's also the issue of depression and impulsivity. When a person is depressed, many times they don't care how they come across. And with impulsivity, a lack of control, a person may just blurt out their feelings and not think about the ramifications.

Why are People with Mental Illness Angry?

Bill MacPhee has schizophrenia and is owner of Schizophrenia Magazine. In this video, he talks about mental illness and anger from a patient's perspective.


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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

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Managing the Effects of Anxiety on HealthyPlace TV

Managing anxiety isn’t always about taking antianxiety medications. Watch therapist, Jodi Aman, discuss her holistic approach to managing anxiety. It works for many.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2012, June 22). Mental Illness and Anger, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 24 from

Last Updated: October 28, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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