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Anger is part of the fight or flight response
Anger is a helpful emotion that serves to protect you from real and perceived threats causing a loss of a sense of safety and personal power/control
It exists on a continuum
When people feel like a threat is continuing, anger often escalates to rage.
When people are already on edge (HPA-Axis is activated), additional threats may result in an exaggerated anger response (proverbial straw)
People with a history of direct or indirect trauma or victimization may be in a perpetual state of hyperawareness/hypervigilance resulting in the flat and the furious
Physical
HPA-Axis activation
Sleep disruption
Changes in gut microbiome
Blood sugar disruption
Immune system suppression
Addiction
Impulsive Behavior
(Long term) Inflammation
(Long term) Exhaustion
(Long term) Rapid aging / oxidative stress
(Long term) Hormone disruption
(Long term) Hypothyroid

Affective
Irritability
Apathy
Emotional Reasoning
Cognitive
Negative emotional valence
Pessimistic perceptions
Extreme thinking
Cognitive inflexibility
Environmental
Hypervigilance
Relational
Withdrawal from “opposing” friends
Immersion with like minds
Physical: Regulate HPA-Axis activation
Breathe
Create physical safety
Address pain and sleep issues which contribute to HPA-Axis dysregulation
Minimize stimulants and alcohol
Meditation
Affective
Accept feelings nonjudgmentally
Do things that increase happiness (Live in the And)
Develop hardiness and an attitude of gratitude

#angermanagement #angercontrol #HPA-Axis

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