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I have trouble controling outbusts of anger around people i

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I have trouble controling outbusts of anger around people i care about, I can never get to sleep, I can never get up in the morning, I hate doing anything by myself, and have always had an addictive nature with little self control, These symptoms have been here my whole life n a lot of simple things frustrate me n seem way to hard and make me angry, in recent years i have found dope (weed) has helped me relax now an addiction i must beat I am a 30yo Male
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am sorry to hear your situation. Let me ask you a question before I offer an answer. When did this start? Any incident in the past?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Always been like this my whole life
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
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
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am more interested in finding out if i am lacking or have to much chemical imbalance eg serontonin
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hi, Thanks for your response. In psychiatry, it is considered that

certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters are related to depression, including the neurotransmitter serotonin. Some research suggests that abnormalities in neurotransmitter activity affect mood and behavior. Antidepressants like SSRIs are considered to relieve symptoms of depression by blocking the reabsorption (reuptake) of serotonin by certain nerve cells in the brain. This leaves more serotonin available in the brain. Increased serotonin enhances neurotransmission and improves mood.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So what do i do can it be tested ?? Does this sound like something i may have?? I have always especially as a child been restless and i have always been extremely impatient!!
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hi, First, you may see a physician to rule out the possibility that a medical condition is responsible for the the symptoms. Then, see a Neurologist to check for underlying abnormalities. Then, neurologist may refer you to

a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation after a diagnosis is made. I hope this is helpful for you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

see a physician to rule out what type of medical conditions what do u beleive is my problem remember this was there when I was a baby according to my mum n i felt it all through school i didnt know any better untill finding the way dope has changed me n from talking to other people i realise its not normal to feel this way what is your opinion on my condition what does it sound like?


Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hi, It sounds like you may have mood disorder like depression, anxiety and/or ADHD based on your information.

Medical reasons for Depression may include thyroid hormone abnormality, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Chronic pain, Stroke (Brain injury), Alzeheimer’s disease, other medical problems such as kidneys, heart, lung, epilepsy, migraine headaches, brain injury. Malnutrition/brain damage can dull mood further. Excess use of alcohol and any drug can cause or contribute to depression and anxiety.
Feel free to continue discussion. I will be away from my computer for a while and will check this page tomorrow morning. Thank you.

Edited by Dr. Olsen on 12/1/2010 at 7:54 AM EST

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