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How to control knee jerk reaction in anger?

30 Oct
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Myself male 27 year old, married. Some times I feel like I can not control my anger, whenever something bad happens, I start shouting at the person who has done this. Outside with stranger I can not do that, but at home I shout at my family either parent, or wife or kid. Later on I realize, and feel guilt of behaving like this. I don't  know what to do in that immediate situation?

30 Oct
Dr. KV Anand

Doctors Answer

Oct 30, 2015 07:35 PM

Dear, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.

02 Nov
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Nov 02, 2015 08:09 PM

Thank you so much Dr Anand for your answer.

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