Stress and Anger
Healthy levels of stress motivate us and help us to focus. Anger is appropriate at times, and there are ways of expressing it that are not toxic. Life without stress or anger would not be healthy, however, both of these can become destructive forces in your life and relationships. Because you’re reading about this here, you may know that already. While stress and anger are two separate things, they can be intimately connected, and are frequently treated together. There are mental health conditions that can predispose people to anger, including depression, PTSD and addiction. There are emotional and belief-related drivers of anger, too. The therapeutic process will allow you to understand what causes your stress or anger. Your therapist will work with you to diagnose and treat any underlying mental health conditions and help you learn to respond more effectively.