Anger is a commonly experienced emotion. The display of anger or rage in the average individual isn’t a cause for concern. However, for those who experience aggressive outbursts, impulses and temper tantrums, no matter their age, an anger disorder could be present.

If aggressive impulses or reactions increase, blowing a situation out of proportion, this is a sign that anger disorders could be controlling outlooks and behaviours. Likewise, if aggressive behaviour is reducing quality of life, for the individual and surrounding family members, this is an indication that greater concerns are developing in the brain, requiring treatment.

If you’re experiencing the common signs of anger disorders, you currently suffer from mental health conditions or abuse high levels of drugs or alcohol, consider our support here at Asana Lodge. Through our personal approach to uncovering anger disorders and addiction treatment, we can help you understand the underlying causes of your behaviour along with appropriate treatment options beyond anger management.

If you’re concerned that a loved one’s behaviour is becoming uncontrollable, or shows signs of anger disorders, particularly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, please feel reassured that we can help.


The Common Symptoms of Anger Disorders

As mentioned above, anger is a commonly experienced emotion. It is an organic feeling which is normally controllable. However, for a proportion of individuals, controlling anger can be near enough impossible. Classified as an impulse control condition, living with any degree of anger issues can be very difficult and result in severe side effects.

Common symptoms of anger disorders include:

  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Physical violence
  • Verbal arguments
  • Increased tension
  • Anxiety-driven behaviours
  • Damage to tangible objects
  • Abuse of drugs or alcohol

If you’re displaying moderate to chronic symptoms of anger disorders, it is recommended that you consider professional mental health support. Although some individuals are at higher risk of developing anger disorders, many factors can combine and contribute to this mental state.

Please bear in mind that individuals living with pre-existing mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, psychiatric conditions such as antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, or chronic substance abuse are at higher risk of developing anger disorders.

If you’re currently situated in the high-risk category, and experience any degree of symptoms, speaking with a mental health professional will be beneficial; something we offer here at Asana Lodge. We offer dual diagnosis treatment for people who struggle with anger disorders and substance abuse.


Anger Disorders and Quality of Life

Living with long-term anger disorders can cause further impulsive conditions and behavioural habits, such as addiction, behavioural habits and more. There is also a risk of anger symptoms that can take over your personality, controlling outlooks, behaviours and decisions.

Ongoing anger disorders, without professional intervention, can result in relationship deterioration, legal issues, financial troubles, work and educational problems, substance abuse and chronic mental health issues. These impacts will reduce the quality of life significantly.

Some of those impacts will also require further treatment, commonly where a dual diagnosis is experienced. With this in mind, the sooner you can acknowledge anger problems and reach out to a mental health professional, the less harm you will experience and; in turn, fewer rehabilitation requirements.


The Risks of a Misdiagnosis

When living with anger disorders, many individuals are unfortunately misdiagnosed. Although an anger disorder is commonly diagnosed, the type and degree of treatment are incorrect for their personal needs.

Many individuals will be diagnosed with a degree of anger disorder, soon followed by a comprehensive anger management programme. Although positive coping mechanisms will be formed through anger management, it is important to remember that anger disorders stem from further internal and external factors.

Factors such as brain functioning and co-occurring disorders, such as drug or alcohol addiction, to the trigger of recurring distressing episodes can all contribute to anger issues. With this in mind, without considering the underlying causation and what’s influencing anger disorders, symptoms will continue to persist.

To avoid ongoing deterioration from anger disorders, seek dual diagnosis treatment, available here at Asana Lodge.


Uncovering Anger Disorder at Asana Lodge

Here at Asana Lodge, we understand how there are many different causes which can result in anger disorders. With this in mind, there is also a range of different treatment options available to treat the degree of anger.

Previous research has suggested that many individuals who experience anger disorders, unknowingly have damage to their left temporal lobe. This area of the brain controls emotional stability. If the damage is present, there’s a greater likelihood that anger, irritability and extreme behaviours will present themselves, all amounting to anger disorders.

It’s also important to note that pre-existing mental health issues, where the imbalance of chemicals is present in the brain can also control emotional stability; again, with the potential to present itself in the form of anger.

Damage to the left temporal lobe can include physical head injuries, harmful doses of drugs or alcohol and pre-existing damage through genetics. As a result of this, many individuals are already at risk of developing anger disorders, without an influencing trigger.

It is very important that causes of addiction and aggression are uncovered before treatment for anger disorders is recommended.


Addiction and Anger Disorder Treatment

With the understanding that anger disorders can stem from multiple triggers and pre-existing damages, it is important that personal treatment plans are provided. Through our rehab facility, we offer dual diagnosis treatments for alcohol and drug addiction as well as anger disorders. From here, an evaluation will take place, along with measuring biological, psychological, social and spiritual impacts.

Based on this information, along with any existing brain damage, we will tailor treatment options around our client, helping to control anger disorders. Although anger management sessions may be recommended, it is very important that treatment is provided for those with a dual diagnosis or underlying health conditions. This approach to treatment will help to alleviate future anger episodes.

If you’re currently suffering from symptoms of anger disorders and experiencing substance abuse, feel free to contact our team here at Asana Lodge. We will get to know you and your mental health greater, by recommending effective treatment options. Learn to control your anger disorders by understanding the underlying trigger greater.