Why it's done

Anger management helps you recognize frustrations early and resolve them in a way that allows you to express your needs — and keeps you calm and in control.

Some signs that you need help controlling your anger include:

  • Regularly feeling that you have to hold in your anger
  • Persistent negative thinking and focusing on negative experiences
  • Constant feelings of irritation, impatience and hostility
  • Frequent arguments with others that escalate frustrations
  • Physical violence, such as hitting your partner or children or starting fights
  • Threats of violence against people or property
  • Out-of-control or frightening behavior, such as breaking things or driving recklessly
  • Avoiding situations because of anxiety or depression about anger outbursts