WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF ANGER IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Anger is
a very powerful emotion. If it is not handled appropriately, it can have
destructive results for the individual and their family. Uncontrolled anger can lead to physical
fights, arguments, physical abuse, self-harm and assault. But well-managed anger can be a useful
emotion to motivate people to make positive changes.

Anger
triggers the body’s fight or flight response.
This is when a person experiences a stressful event. Our body prepares
for us to fight or run (flight) known as the “fight or flight response”. We begin to experience fear, excitement and
anxiety. The autonomic nervous system
will prepare the body for emergency situations – the fight or flight response.
The sympathetic division increases our level of arousal (i.e. heart rate, adrenaline etc) and motivates us
to act with alertness and speed. The parasympathetic division relaxes us after
the state of emergency has disappeared. The adrenal glands play a particularly

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