Hi. Let me say I can imagine how sad
, anxious and worried you must have been about this situation. It sounds like you may have mood disorder like anxiety
and/or depression. Anger may be a sign of depression.
Treatment generally includes medication and individual or group therapy. Individual or group therapy can be helpful for IED, Anxiety and Depression. A commonly used type of therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), helps people with Anxiety and depression, identify which situations or behaviors may trigger an aggressive response, Anxiety and/or Depressive feelings. And CBT teaches people how to manage their anger and control their typically inappropriate response using relaxation exercises. You also may pay attention to self-care to improve and manage your mood . Try some or all of the following - 1. Exercise moderately, but regularly, 2. Eat healthy but delicious meals, 3. Regularize your sleep cycle, 4. Don't drink to excess or abuse drugs, 5. Spend some time every day in play, 6. Develop recreational outlets that encourage creativity, 7. Distance yourself from destructive situations or people, 8. Practice mindfulness meditation
, or walk, or an intimate talk, every day, 9. Allow yourself to feel pride in your accomplishments, 10, Listen to compliments and expression of affection, 11. Build and use a support system, 12. Pay more attention to small pleasures and sensations, 13. Challenge yourself, 14. Avoid unstructured time, 15. Practice good personal hygiene, 16. Avoid depressed self-absorption, 17. Cultivate your sense of humor. Also, yoga, meditation, Acupuncture, Guided imagery, massage therapy I hope you get well. Please let me know if you have more questions or I have overlooked any. Warm regards,
Edited by Dr. Olsen on 12/1/2010 at 6:29 AM EST