Sunday, 11 December 2011

Depression Anger – Why Am I Getting Angry For No Apparent Reason ...

Depression anger can come upon you out of the blue when you're suffering from clinical depression. There's often confusion over anxiety and depression and unless you've been diagnosed by a medical practitioner, you may not be aware of the nature of your particular problem. Anger in depression can be triggered by the smallest of incidents. You could be sitting in the sun with friends and the conversation turns to something non-controversial but upon which you have your own views. So you make a throwaway comment and someone comes back with a mild contradiction. This explodes in your mind into a threat and a personal insult to you as an individual, although it was never intended as such.

The innocent remark has sent you into a sudden, deep dive, changing your mood to a dark feeling of inadequacy and self-pity from which you might not emerge for several days. It's often accompanied by a feeling of hatred and loathing toward the person who made the remark. You'll probably find yourself shaking with anger and unable to make any reply. The only thing you can do at this point is to excuse yourself and walk away to allow yourself to calm down. Hopefully, you will have a close friend or a loved one who understands your problem and who knows that this depression anger can strike at any time. If possible, explain to them later how you felt and what brought it on, so that they can recognize similar trigger situations in the future.

The same feelings can be brought on by very different incidents. One example is the sound of a child crying. You could be walking around a supermarket pushing a shopping cart, when a child suddenly starts screaming in front of you. Straightaway this can bring on the feelings of depression anger and you could find yourself wanting to harm the child to keep it from crying. You need to be aware of the effect this has on you and just walk away from your cart for a time until the child has gone. It may take you a while to calm down from this but at least you have removed yourself from a potentially difficult situation.

You should understand, too, that being prone to depression anger can also leave you highly susceptible to road rage. For that reason, it may be in your best interest to keep away from crowded highways if possible. Don't avoid driving altogether, because as an activity it can be very therapeutic. Make sure you have someone in the car with you who is aware of your condition if you do plan to drive in town or on busy roads. They can advise you to pull over in the event that your depression anger is triggered.

For many years now, Jon has been helping people informally, on a personal level, to overcome depression and to get their lives back on track. After coming through a period of deep clinical depression in the early 'nineties, Jon was determined to discover for himself what lay behind this debilitating condition. For those suffering with depression, one of the biggest frustrations is the inability of friends and family to understand the depth of the problem. It's hard for loved ones to come to terms with the fact that there is no way that someone with depression can simply "snap out of it".


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