Anger is one of the basic human emotions. Anger-related feelings can range from minor irritation or annoyance, right up to feeling enraged and furious.
It is normal for people to feel angry from time-time, however, when anger is intense, frequent or expressed in an uncontrolled way it can sometimes lead to difficulties including:
- Conflict with friends and family
- Problems at work
- Legal issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Physical side effects, such as high blood pressure
- Problematic alcohol or drug use
Bottling up or pushing down anger, or behaving in a passive-aggressive way can also lead to difficulties in these areas.