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a feeling of tension and hostility, usually caused by anxiety aroused by a perceived threat to one's self, possessions, rights, or values.
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Hal, 20th-century U.S. electrical engineer. See: Anger camera.
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A strong emotion aroused by a sense of wrong, whether justified or not.
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Patient discussion about anger

Q. Do you believe that anger can be one of the main causes of depression? People say that I am short tempered. I feel like to yelling at everybody. I feel that I am flying off the handle too often and this has led to depression. Do you believe that anger can be one of the main causes of depression? If so, why?

A. Hi my firebrand friend! I could feel that you are not at all short tempered ? but in my case, I think it has been. While depression certainly is an illness caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, I think anger can trigger symptoms akin to depression. Looking back now at my last hospitalization, I see that I was angry with someone most unreasonably so. So I started feeling guilty about this. I have time now to think about the situation that happened. I know I had over-reacted. I am much better now after medication to cure my depression and have started reasoning out every situation and find that I react better to people.

Q. Without any reasons I am getting angry. I remain always depressed. Which medicines should I take? I have a problem. Without any reasons I am getting angry. I remain always depressed. I am not able to understand what to be done in which time. I have gone completely out of routine. I get involved in fight with anyone. It’s messing up my life. I am not able to concentrate in my studies. I do not feel happy when I meet my friends rather it makes me highly depressed. When any of my friends taunts me or make any sort of joke on me it makes me very anger and I had fought with one. I don’t want to fight but something went that day I have beaten my friend. He was close to me and had helped me in my bad times. I just don’t understand what`s going on. I need some help…please any one give me some guidance on what sort problem it is and is this curable by medicines? Which medicines should I take?

A. Hey my dear friend…do not worry you will get well and you will be also feel good and happy. This low period might be due to anything which has hurt you. Please try to find what has hurt you and which is rolling in your subconscious mind and is giving you pain. I would suggest you to take up on your hobbies regularly. Do a bit of exercise. Exercise will boost up your body and a good body will make you feel better. Please do not take any medicine on anyone’s advice. Do what I have told you and if you do not find things getting well then you meet a doctor. Take any medicine given by the doctor in time. Let the doctor guide you, which will be good for you.

Q. I am really scared to discuss with him on this issue. Hi! I’m Olivia. These days, my husband is very much irritated, showing anger, extremely sad, try to be lonely , shouts to the core and does not show interest in sex . I am really scared to discuss with him on the issue. When I did discuss with my friend, she said all this might be the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and advised me to consult a Physician.. Can anyone in this Forum please help me out?

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If he is taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money.

Seriously, if you can get him to take all of these things, it can help sweeten his personality. My husband noticed a difference in me within two weeks, my kids are giving me positive feedback after two years. I am much more calm and have a lot more control of the 'flashouts'.

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Do your bit by trying to understand why your child was naughty at school, why your partner is moody, and why your sister has all that repressed anger. Misunderstanding is our biggest global enemy.
"The transition march of national shame, has lasted for two decades and continues to develop in all media producing frustration, horrifying inhibition, repressed anger, disappointment and distrust in the ability of the government and in its individual ability to produce quality and success," says Velinovska.
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Incredibly, during all the hellish fighting, the Japanese proved to be indefatigable diarists, and Campbell frequently quotes from their writings to illustrate their agony, resolution, and repressed anger.
As a result, emotions such as repressed anger and insecurity are frequently brewing within, and these emotions often surface in the form of angry and offensive outbursts that have little or nothing to do with any occurrence in the present moment.
Ironically, that repressed anger is part of what drives Baptiste, feeding his will, courage, and determination to succeed.
As in the remake of the first part, Lewis again carries the load brilliantly, his Soames displaying a blend of repressed anger and regret with love and stubborn pride.
'There is an element of repressed anger which needs to be treated as well.'
At the same time, they navigate the complexities of their social lives and academic life at school, often returning to homes characterised by sadness and anxiety, repressed anger and even depression.
Garcia is all repressed anger and sadness as Dr Hunter, a man trying to get his life back on track and make sense of what happened to his son, and Kartheiser is very good as Tommy, the seemingly innocent victim who is hiding a terrible dark secret and is prone to outbursts of extreme violence.
Fear of consequence (Diamond) and individual will (Frankl, 1984) both can work to prevent an individual from acting out violently even if there is a great deal of repressed anger. Socially sanctioned self-repression, the social values that help regulate appropriate social behavior, can also create stress and anxiety (Diamond).
The patient, a 43-year-old man who was particularly unable to think psychologically and whose repressed anger was the nub of his many problems, revealed after some time in psychotherapy that he was hypertensive.