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can you be so angry that you cannot remember what you did just

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can you be so angry that you cannot remember what you did just moments ago

Dr. L :

Hello,


 

Dr. L :

I would like to help you with your question.


 

Dr. L :

You pose a very interesting thought...


 

Customer:

ok

Dr. L :

While it would be helpful to have you explain more about the incident, my experience is Yes..sometimes we can become so caught up in our anger that we lose track of what we have exactly have said..and sometimes even done.


 

Dr. L :

Would you like to tell me a little more about the incident?


 

Customer:

well 3 years ago my wife said i pushed her down and i was on my back on the floor with her on top of me and i cannot tell you how we got there

Dr. L :

ok...


 

Dr. L :

have you had other such incidents?


 

Customer:

no we were married for 16 yrs and no


 

Dr. L :

Alright.


 

Dr. L :

So...please tell me...is this incident still bothering you? Or are you worried about this happening again?


 

Customer:

well i was talking to a friend n she suggested that i need counsel

Dr. L :

If the incident happened 3 years ago and there have been no other similar incidents, then I do not see any real issue here.


 

Dr. L :

Sometimes we can become so angry that we lose track of time, forget exactly what we said, and it is difficult to recall what happened.


 

Dr. L :

If you were to tell me that this happens all the time or has happened repeatedly...then I would wonder if you have some issues with anger and we could chat about that. But if this was an isolated, one time event from many years ago...then there is no real concern.


 

Dr. L :

Does this make sense to you? Does this help?


 

Customer:

but does this sound like anger management


 

Dr. L :

No...it does not sound like an issue of anger management if it was one incident.


 

Customer:

yes because i did not think so but since suggested i did not want to be blind in my own self

Dr. L :

You are being very honest with yourself here and that is a wonderful sign of a health.


 

Dr. L :

If you had an anger management issue these incidents would be frequent and you would be losing your temper very easily over the smallest of issues. You might even resort to aggressive behavior - throwing things, breaking things, hitting people.


 

Dr. L :

If these do not describe you...then it was an isolated incident.


 

Customer:

does anger management deal step by step on anger

Customer:

thanks you ,you have been very he

Customer:

helpful

Dr. L :

Anger management looks at the root causes of the anger, offers strategies for making better choices, and addresses the harm done to self and others.


 

Dr. L :

Is there anything else I can help you with tonight?


 

Customer:

no ,thanks again was just about to enroll in anger management

Dr. L :

Unless you begin to have more incidents, I think you are fine.


 

Dr. L :

If you would like to chat in the future, just ask for me by name. It would be my pleasure to help you.


 

Customer:

ok

Dr. L :

Thank you.


 

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