My sister has anger issues and cannot seem to control her anger at all. Once she becomes angry, which happens quite often, she loses all restrain and sense. She will resort to violent behavior, bouts of shouting, and rash behavior that sometimes puts her safety at risk.
How should I go about it?
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Anger is one of the common emotions. It's normal to get angry, but it becomes problematic when intensity and frequency is high and control is poor.
For anger management it is important to understand the early signs, when someone is about to get angry; after identifying these signs distraction techniques like counting backwards, leaving the place for some time, clenching first, etc. can be used. It's also important to learn to take alternative perspectives related to anger eliciting situations.
Try these things; if this does not work, consult a mental health professional.
Since your sister is quite young, these kind of anger outbursts can be indicative of numerous health conditions ranging from minor adoloscnece issues, personality disorders, to Bipolar disorder.
Also, the onset of most psychiatric illness is seen in adolescence and early adulthood (15 to 25 years of age) and most amenable to treatment with early intervention.
Therefore do not ignore these symptoms and get her to a Psychiatric professional at the earliest. It could be a trivial issue that triggers these outbursts, which a professional ear can identify and educate the family members abou it.
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