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How do medications treat anger control problems?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Medications may be helpful, but are not typically the first step in treating anger control problems. Anger management classes or counseling are useful tools. Medications may be used to treat physical symptoms you are experiencing, such as high blood pressure. They may also be used to treat underlying conditions, such as depression, that may be contributing to your feelings of anger. Depending on the cause of your anger control problems, psychotropic medications may be beneficial.

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