Anger can cause psychological disorders

Why do people experience anger? Many people experience anger in their daily life over time. The five poisons, i.e., desire, anger, ignorance, pride, and jealousy influence our mind. Among these five poisons, anger is the most damaging one. Consequently, internalizing anger can have harmful effects, debilitating both physical and mental health and compromising personal and professional relationships.

Psychological effects

Unexpressed and expressed anger impacts a person’s mental health as well. Studies have linked anger to loneliness, chronic anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sleep disorders, obsessive-compulsive behavior and phobias. In other words, anger can hold you back and keep you down.

Anger prohibits the development and maintenance of intimate relationships, often resulting in marital and occupational instability. Angry people frequently blow misunderstandings and minor grievances out of proportion and are more inclined to end relationships with people, even close friends. Consequently, angry people often alienate themselves from others—even their own families. Angry people have trouble being effective parents and spouses.

Try to deal with anger

However, anger does not only affect our relationships – personal, social and professional; but it also affects our physical as well as our emotional, mental and spiritual health.

Remember that, anger in itself is not the obstacle. The problem lies in how we handle and express it.

Shree Radhe Guru Maa has said it best: “The true hero is one who conquers his anger.”

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