Is Anger Management a feature of Depression?
My partner has been treated for depression for years but is in complete denial as to the extent of it. She regards ***** ***** something to be ashamed of.
She has improved from where she was but if she experiences stress
of any kind, stress rapidly becomes anger. Her emotional range is extremely stunted. For years we have zero intimacy & I am not allowed to talk about it. She cannot cope with our 6 year old crying & can only shout at him whilst allegedly counselling him. There is no speaking calmly to him to defuse the situation. In essence, she throws more tantrums than our little boy. I have spoken to her doctors but they cite doctor/patient confidentiality. They promise to make a note however, nothing happens.
Yet here I am, recognising I am suffering the onset of depression as I am in a hopeless position with no way forward. She will not consider relationship counselling .
This problem seriously impacts on the family dynamics but any approach on this subject means more tantrums & sulks and this is not fair on any of us, not least our boy.
My question is this. Am I at least recognising this correctly?. Depression is centred on emotional well being. Her emotional thermostat clearly does not work. Is it fair to recognise this as fall out from depression or is it just an individualistic personality trait?