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Excessive anger

Also known as Feeling bitter and Feeling hostile

A strong emotional feeling of displeasure aroused by being interfered with, injured or threatened.

Source: MeSH

What causes it?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with excessive anger often receive psychotherapy, mental health counseling, toxicology screen, depression screen, blood alcohol and psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy .

Common Medications

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 .

Who is at risk?

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.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
3.4x
15-29 years
1.5x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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