Whether you are a employer seeking anger management program for an employee or an individual seeking an anger management class for yourself or a loved one it is important to understand some of the signs and symptoms of an “anger problem”.
While there is no diagnosis for “anger management”, we must look at anger similarly to other psychological conditions which cause problems in functioning. Here is a quick list of items which may indicate an anger management problem:
1. Is the anger causing significant problems maintaining relationships?
2. Is the anger causing significant problems maintaining ones occupation or employment?
3. Does the anger last a long time, and is the frequency and duration consistent?
4. Do others notice or comment on your anger, and is there a pattern to your anger
5. Does the anger interfere with ones ability to function in daily life tasks, such as driving, being in crowded public places, etc.
6. Does the anger cause significant impairment not otherwise caused by outside influences such as drugs or alcohol?
Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc. - Anger Management