What are the symptoms of an anger control problem?

Your body responds to stress and anger in certain ways. Feeling tense irritable or mad are common feelings that indicate anger. Having tight muscles, a racing heart, or elevate blood pressure are common symptoms. You may also have feelings of frustration or like you are going to blow up. You may also get into fights or arguments frequently.

Symptoms of an anger control problem include consistent, underlying irritability, a snappish attitude and overly strong reactions to certain situations. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, explains these unpleasant red flags.

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