Also known as Feeling bitter and Feeling hostile
A strong emotional feeling of displeasure aroused by being interfered with, injured or threatened.Source: MeSH
The most common causes of excessive anger are depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), and bipolar disorder. Other possible causes, such as adjustment reaction, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with excessive anger, 70% report having depressive or psychotic symptoms, 65% report having depression, and 55% report having anxiety and nervousness.
Patients with excessive anger often receive psychotherapy, mental health counseling, toxicology screen, depression screen, blood alcohol and psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with excessive anger include quetiapine (seroquel), aripiprazole (abilify), divalproex sodium (depakote), methylphenidate, adderall, dexmethylphenidate (focalin), lithium (li), mirtazapine, atomoxetine (strattera), ziprasidone (geodon), aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone, cyproheptadine and valproic acid .
|Divalproex Sodium (Depakote)|
Groups of people at highest risk for excessive anger include sex == male age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get excessive anger.