Category Archives: Anger And Its Link To Childhood Trauma

Articles about how childhood trauma can predispose individuals to develop severe anger management problems in later life and how chronic anger, including repressed anger, can adversely affect both the brain and the body. Therapies for anger management are also explored, including cognitive therapy to address ‘thinking errors’ that perpetuate a person’s propensity to become easily moved to anger.

Anger And ‘Thinking Errors’ (Cognitive Distortions).

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I have already written several articles which have been published on this site about how certain types of childhood trauma can make it more likely we will develop difficulties with controlling our anger as adults (click here to read one of these articles), or, worse, may lead to us developing psychiatric conditions such as Intermittent Explosive Disorder (click here to … Read the rest

BPD AND ANGER

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)  Anger and Rage

As we have seen from numerous other articles that I have published on this site, those who suffered significant and chronic childhood trauma are at much increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) in their adult lives compared to those who were Read the rest

Childhood Trauma : Dealing with Moodiness and Anger

 

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Those of us who have suffered significant childhood trauma often find, in both adolescence and adulthood, that we are full of rage and have great difficulties controlling our feelings of anger. Reasons for this include the conscious or unconscious hostility we feel towards our parent/primary care-giver whom we believe to have significantly contributed to our mental anguish . Such … Read the rest

Chronic Resentment (And How To Channel Anger Positively).

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Violence in movies and on the small screen is, in case you hadn’t noticed, ubiquitous. Indeed, violent films can gross several hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. Why are such films so popular? One theory is that they, vicariously and, therefore, innocuously, allow viewers to express their own suppressed anger and violent impulses in the form of Read the rest

Effects Of Repressed Anger Towards Parents

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What Are The Effects Of Repressed Anger Towards Parents?

If our parent/s caused us significant psychological suffering when we were growing up, we may have built up a great deal of anger towards them, but we may, too, have repressed that anger and its cause (ie. buried it deep inside our unconscious).

This repression of anger can occur because consciously … Read the rest

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (I.E.M.) and Childhood Trauma.

 

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This disorder, which is listed in DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition), a manual which is used by psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnose mental illness and provides the diagnostic criteria (i.e. relevant symptoms) by which diagnosis of the specific psychiatric condition is made, is, as the name implies, related to problems a person has

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The Mother Prone to Explosive Rage.

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When a mother is prone to uncontrolled, explosive outbursts of rage it casts a shadow over every day for her offspring. The child needs to be on constant ‘red alert’, preoccupied with the possibility of another outburst, always anticipating it, but never being able to predict it. Such a mother will often DISPLACE (take out) her anger about areas of … Read the rest

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