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How can I calm down when I'm angry?

Julie Holland, MD
Neurology
The best way to calm down when you are angry is to move the blood in your brain from the emotional center to the rational center. In this video, psychiatrist Julie Holland, MD, shares some helpful strategies for calming down and being less angry.
We all have different ideas about what is relaxing. One person might think of a beach, a park, a cell phone, and an ice skating rink; another might picture a fishing rod, a book, a pair of running shoes, and an iPod. Using old magazines or newspapers, find images that represent your idea of relaxation. On a separate piece of paper, make a collage of these images. Put your collage in your room as a reminder of ways to relax when you're angry.
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