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Dr. Sathiyanathan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Sathiyanathan is a popular Psychiatrist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sathiyanathan at K H M Hospital in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sathiyanathan on Lybrate.com.

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Kill The Anger Before It Kills You!

BHMS, C.S.D.(Skin Diseases), M.D.(Medicine), M.Sc. In Counselling & Psychotherapy
Homeopath, Delhi
Kill The Anger Before It Kills You!

Anger is one of the most common negative emotions, in that when a person is upset or frustrated over somebody or something, it manifests as anger. Though we may not notice on a routine basis, there are various forms of anger and it has a lot of negative effect on the overall physical and emotional health. Some people also are more prone to feel angry and manifest it openly, who is known as “short-tempered.” Read on to know more about anger and how to manage anger effectively.

In today’s world though, you cannot throw a fit of rage and say it is because of your short-tempered nature. There are extreme instances of violence triggered by anger, so it is necessary to learn to conquer your anger. 

DIFFERENT PEOPLE RESPOND TO ANGER IN DIFFERENT WAYS, COMMONLY AS:

  1. Verbal anger: The person who is angry, abuses the other person or sometimes throws rage at a totally different person to vent out the anger. 
  2. Passive anger: Though these people are less expressive when angry, they show their anger through sarcasm directed at the person who induced anger. 
  3. Self-inflicted Anger: These people inflict anger on themselves through self-harm acts like minor cuts, bruises, beating oneself, digging nails into their flesh or burns to release their anger.

SYMPTOMS OF ANGER AND AGGRESSION 
We may respond to anger in physical and psychological ways such as those listed below:

  1. Anger – physical responses: increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, muscle tension, clenched jaw 
  2. Anger – psychological responses: feelings of frustration, feelings of rejection, feelings of mistreatment, hostility towards some people 
  3. Aggression: shouting at people (e.g. family, colleagues, strangers, physical violence (e.g. hitting, punching people or slamming doors), ignoring or socially excluding others (passive aggression)

WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE SHORT-TEMPERED
Some people really are more impetuous than others. They get aggressive more easily and more intensely as compared to others. There are also those who don't show their anger in loud ways but are chronically irritable and grumpy. People who are easily angered don't always curse and throw things; sometimes they get off socially, sulk, drink/smoke or get physically ill.

Easily angered people generally have what we call as "A low tolerance for frustration, aggravations and hassles of daily living" and sometimes overreact to the many common problems of daily living. They feel that they should not be subjected to frustration, annoyance, or inconvenience. They can't take things in stride, and are particularly infuriated if the situation in some way seems illogical: for example, such people might be miffed on being corrected for even a minor blunder. 

HOW ANGER AFFECTS OUR LIVES

Physical effects of anger: Anger triggers the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response. Other emotions that trigger this response include anxiety, fear and excitement. The adrenal glands flood the body with stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. The brain shunts blood away from the gut and towards the muscles, in preparation for physical exertion. Heart rate, blood pressure and respiration increase, the body temperature rises and the skin perspires. The mind is sharpened and focused.

Health problems with anger: The constant flood of stress chemicals and associated metabolic changes that go with recurrent unmanaged anger can eventually cause harm to many different systems of the body. Some of the short and long-term health problems that have been linked to unmanaged anger include: 

  1. Headache 
  2. Insomnia 
  3. Digestion problems, such as abdominal pain 
  4. Increased anxiety 
  5. High blood pressure 
  6. Depression 
  7. Heart attack 
  8. Stroke 
  9. Skin problems, such as eczema

IMPACT OF ANGER ON OUR RELATIONS

  1. Anger at home: Anger is a normal emotion but not being able to control your anger at home can damage your personal relationships. When you get angry, it stresses your partner out and breaks the trust in your relationship. When it comes to children, shouting at them can confuse them and make them afraid of you. In the long run, this can affect their social skills.
  2. Anger at the workplace: Getting angry at your workplace can reduce your productivity and harm your relationships with your colleagues. The angrier you get in the office, the more your colleagues and clients will avoid you. Thus, you may risk missing out on crucial teamwork projects that can affect your career growth. A reputation for anger can also make you a target for revenge and lawsuits.
  3. Anger in society: Nobody wants to interact with a person who has a reputation for getting easily offended and angered. Thus the angrier you get, the more your friends will keep away from you. This can be quite frustrating and can make you an even angrier person. Uncontrolled anger can also lead to physical outbursts that can put you in trouble with the law.

Anger is a strong and powerful emotion. If it isn’t handled appropriately, it may have destructive results for you and those closest to you. Uncontrolled anger can lead to arguments, physical abuse, physical fights, self-harm and assault. On the other hand, well-managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes

ANGER MANAGEMENT - SUGGESTIONS FOR LONG-TERM ANGER MANAGMENT 
The way you typically express anger may take some time to modify. Suggestions include:

  1. Keep a diary of your anger outbursts, to try and understand how and why you get mad. 
  2. Learn relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga
  3. Consider assertiveness training, or learning about techniques of conflict resolution. 
  4. See a counsellor or psychologist if you still feel angry about events that occurred in your past. 
  5. Exercise regularly.

BENEFITS OF REGULAR EXERCISE IN MOOD MANAGEMENT
People who are stressed are more likely to experience anger. Studies have documented that regular exercise can reduce stress levels and improve one's mood. This may be because physical exertion burns up stress chemicals, and it also boosts production of mood-regulating neurotransmitters in the brain, including endorphins and catecholamines.

TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO EXPRESS ANGER
Expressing anger appropriately is a learned behaviour. Suggestions on helping your child to deal with strong feelings include:

  1. Lead by example. 
  2. Treat your child’s feelings with respect. 
  3. Let them know that anger is natural and should be expressed appropriately. 
  4. Teach practical problem-solving skills. 
  5. Encourage open and honest communication in the home. 
  6. Explain the difference between aggression and anger. 
  7. Teach your child different ways of calming and soothing themselves. 
  8. Punish aggression or violence, but not appropriately expressed anger. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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I am a depression patient since 6 years. Medicine taken tab. Fristo plus and sos epitril Md 0.5 mg. I do not consult to any doctor last 4 years and at present highly depression. Not sleeping quietly and not quite from mentally. Suggest any medicine or direction pl. Pl. Thanks.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am a depression patient since 6 years. Medicine taken tab. Fristo plus and sos epitril Md 0.5 mg. I do not consult ...
Hi I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available in homoeo shops. Mix 4 drops of mustard + 4 drops of gentian + 4 drops of scleranthus + 4 drops of pine + 4 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and take every 12 hours. That is two times a day.
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I feel upper abdominal plain with right shoulder. Please give some speeches about it.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
Mr. Sabir if you have pain rt. side of upper abdomen radiating to rt. shoulder you should go for sonography to rule out Gall stone problem .Some time it may be due to acidity causing distension of abdomen. better avoid heavy fatty meals . also mention if you have other symptoms along with this.
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Help me get rid of the negative influences and challenges that are making my life difficult. I am suffering from too much laziness, getting angry over anything with wife and my children, due to this beheavior my wife and childrens also gets angry (chid chide zale ahet) I am trying to be strong with issues but it wont works. I never use eye to eye contact with others. Every time its time to do work or study, I always thinking to do it afterwards (aaj nahi kal karenge), it never comes or its too late to do work or study. Every time time I think to do work no I will do itself on time but it wont done even not start. Same situation at Office, all are says that you have ability to work very strongly, only I have ability to do some specific work. Some collegaues embrasses me I never have power to fight with them. Also I cant remember even small instruction from Home and office, study work is also not done and not remembered, Every time the work asked from home missed due to non remembering. I am suffering from acidity and headache, my health is weaker bones are not strong, even anyone press my bones lightly i will suffer from pain. Pimples in scalp comes out regularly hairs are also falls and are white since 15 years. I have Dark circle under my eyes. Also in fear that how can I handle some hard situations in future with self and family issues. I gets fear with anything happens around my. I have ability to do work excellent but lazyness and lack of confidence takes me out from doing it. Every times it happens that I needed to complete the work and study but it never happens. Please help me to find out solution. Also my family members (Father, Sisters Brother) are not supporting my wife & children, even me and my wife will do everything for them but they can not support us. Everyday this issue becomes fighting reason with my wife. Even I have ability to Lead It is all frustration comes. There is always a tense moments with me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have an anger-related depression and the incidents around your family may be great contributors towards it. I suspect you are not expressing this feeling and therefore the depression. Sometimes you act your anger out with your wife and children making them hapless victims of your inability to express to the elder family members for their gross indifference towards to and your wife and kids. Procrastination is also indicative of anger not expressed. Headaches are directly related to anger. All this stress is causing acidity in your system. This is not laziness in the traditional sense but a lethargy or inertia prompted by unexpressed feelings of anger. You must do regular and vigorous exercise every day. Yoga and meditation is also good to calm you down. Force yourself to do the opposite of what your mind and body feel like doing or not doing. Depression is the only condition I recommend that you must fight with all your might. Work with a counselor and particularly learn to express your anger at home. Many years of suppressed emotions are playing havoc in your system. If none of these have the desired effect, do go to a psychiatrist and seek medical intervention to help with the depression. Whatever happens please do continue with the counseling.
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In our head from past two years very pain produce and I do not concentrate in our study. What should I do.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
In our head from past two years very pain produce and I do not concentrate in our study. What should I do.
You must note that there is some reason of headache like stress, indigestion, neck stiffness, sinus, low bp, anemia, constipation, weak vision and let me know the details so that homeo treatment can be given to you for your permanent cure.
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I am suffering from body paining and back and neck paining and frequency of urine from teenage years. I have gone through doctor treatment but shows no result. I have taken medicine now.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from body paining and back and neck paining and frequency of urine from teenage years. I have gone thr...
Symptoms are suggestive of anxiety, you need to consult a psychiatrist and get treated. All the best.
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Sir/Madam, I am unable to quit smoking and drinking habits so how can I get rid of this. Thanks!

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Raju , To quit smoking you can take stevia leaf decoction which is a natural solution for it . You can take steam suana which helps to eliminate toxins from your blood. For quitting alcohol you need to take herbal medicine after proper case analysis .....it very effective and doesn't have side effects,. Regards, Dr. Heena
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I am 20 year old college student. I have a lot of body pain. And I feel very lazy doing any work.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 year old college student. I have a lot of body pain. And I feel very lazy doing any work.
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets a day 2. If you have chronic body ache, get your blood examined for hemoglobin, vitamin d3 and consult physician with report for advice and treatment.
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I am not able to concentrate on studies. I used to do it better. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Murshidabad
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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