Bipolar Anger

Articles and blog posts relating to anger and irritability as symptoms of bipolar disorder. Bipolar Support for Bipolar and Anger

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4 Strategies for Managing Bipolar Anger and Irritability

Andrea Paquette
April 9, 2019

Bipolar causes extreme emotions, which are detrimental to our relationships and ourselves. But we can manage our irritability and anger, even when they seem uncontrollable. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for the last 17 years. It’s been so long that I often forget that I have a mental illness. I have a successful...

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Lack of Sleep Intensifies Anger, Impairs Adaptation to Frustrating Circumstances

bp Magazine
November 30, 2018

A new study is the first to provide evidence that not getting enough sleep can make anger stronger and more pronounced in frustrating situations.   November 27, 2018, AMES, Iowa – Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to new Iowa State University research. While...

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Taking Yourself On: Want to Stop Bipolar Anger? Now You Can!

Debbie Jacobs
November 13, 2018

It may not be easy but with practice, you can train your brain to focus on your goals instead of your anger.   Have you ever found yourself so consumed in your anger that it was literally all you were thinking about? All of your thoughts focused on your anger, rage, upset, and hurt feelings—and...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Mastering Explosive Irritability and Anger

bp Magazine
November 8, 2018

November 22, 2018   •   Volume 11, Issue 47 Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines The Rage Inside: Mastering Explosive Irritability and Anger Being angry is never the issue. Anger is a completely normal—even healthy—emotion. But bipolar’s irritability and rage can be on another plane altogether. Unchecked, they can destroy relationships, cause issues at...

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The Diagnosis Acceptance Rollercoaster—Confronting Anger

Linea Johnson
September 18, 2018

If you are dealing with anger following your bipolar disorder diagnosis, you are not alone—and you can learn ways to manage this symptom.   Hi everyone! This is is Linea Johnson with bp Magazine’s bphope Vlog. Today, I will again be speaking about the rollercoaster that is acceptance, and specifically, anger. I am sure we’re...

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9 Tips to Control Your Bipolar Rage

bp Magazine
July 24, 2018

Suggestions to help you get a handle on your anger. 1. Ask yourself questions When you feel yourself on the verge of anger ask: Is this really what I want to do? Do I want to have this conversation or explosion now? Maybe I should wait until I feel better. Answering “no” could buy you...

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The Rage Inside: Mastering Explosive Irritability and Anger

JB Burrage
July 12, 2018

Anger can be one of the most difficult symptoms of bipolar—but being aware of the warning signs can help you manage it once and for all.   At first glance, I can seem very cool and a little stoic. I give the appearance that I just let things go over my head without reacting. Most...

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When Anxiety Manifests as Anger—Taming Your Temper

Natasha Tracy
June 4, 2018

While they are two different feelings, anxiety can fuel intense anger—it’s important to recognize this so you can prevent taking these feelings out on others.   Today I want to talk about anxiety and anger, and, specifically, whether anxiety can manifest as anger. Right now I’m having problems with anxiety. This has to do with...

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Getting a Handle on Irritability

bp Magazine
March 16, 2018

Overreacting to minor annoyances can be a symptom of depression. Manage anger and irritability by learning healthy ways to divert and release them. By Carol L. Rickard, LCSW   Why do such little things make me so mad? One of the symptoms of depression that doesn’t get a lot of recognition is irritability. First, the bad news:...

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Parking My Bipolar Rage in the Parking Lot

Allison Strong
January 9, 2018

When I feel rage, sometimes I wonder how much anger really affects my life—and where it stems from. By Allison Strong   Over the years, I’ve read many an article on bipolar disorder and rage.  I’ve also had intensive outpatient group (IOP) therapy for bipolar disorder and seen other programs on offer for issues like...

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7 Tried & Tested Ways to Help You Manage Bipolar Anger

bp Magazine
November 6, 2017

Here are some suggestions from both doctors and patients to help you get a handle on your anger.   #1) Ask yourself these questions when you feel yourself on the verge of anger: Is this really what I want to do? Do I want to have this conversation or explosion now? Maybe I should wait until I...

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The Ultimate Guide to Own Your Anger and Get It Off Your Chest—Respectfully

Lynn Rae
October 3, 2017

Learning to express anger in a respectful way is a much better alternative to holding in this intense bipolar disorder symptom.   It has been said that depression is anger turned inward.  The first time I heard that expression it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I knew I had low self-esteem, but anger? ...

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4 Ways to Know if Your Bipolar Anger Is Creating Problems

bp Magazine
April 30, 2017

Do you ever wonder if your anger might be getting the best of you? Ask yourself these questions: #1  Is the intensity level usually too high? While we’re all subject to getting angry with a situation or a person if we’ve been wronged, for most it’s short-lived and the intensity does not border on rage....

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Dealing with Irritability When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Andrea Paquette
February 24, 2017

Avoiding caffeine, dodging lines and remembering to take breaks when working are ways you can manage bipolar disorder irritability. By Andrea Paquette Having bipolar disorder can be tough and dealing with irritability is an ongoing issue that I experience. There are times when I feel extremely on edge and it seems that nothing is going...

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Understanding Bipolar Anger & Rage

Gabe Howard
December 7, 2016

People are familiar with mania & depression as it relates to bipolar. However, anger is a very common symptom.   Hello, my name is Gabe Howard with bphope.com and the bipolar magazine on-line vlogging community. Today’s video blog is about bipolar anger and bipolar rage. First off, anger is a healthy emotion, and everybody has...

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Bipolar Irritability—Symptom or Personality Trait?

Gabe Howard
October 12, 2016

One of the symptoms of bipolar is irritability. However, how can you tell the difference between irritability due to life or irritability caused by bipolar?   By Gabe Howard   Hello, my name is Gabe Howard with bipolar Magazine and the bphope.com online vlogging community. Today we are going to discuss bipolar irritability – symptom...

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The Missing Element — Bipolar II Anger or a True Trigger

Penny Nichols
June 20, 2016

I recently experienced one of my best days this year. Not because nothing went wrong, but because I stayed calm and cordial in the face of a problem, even after I had earlier averted a near-calamity. I felt level, a curious feeling I suspect is everyday-ordinary for people who do not suffer from mood disorders....

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No Excuses—How to Own Your Bipolar Anger and Frustration

Jon Press
April 27, 2016

Having bipolar is not a free pass or excuse for temper tantrums and destructive choices. Learn to disengage and make amends when necessary.       Over the years as I learned more about my illness, I realized that impaired judgment and angry outbursts…are symptoms of bipolar disorder. When I learned this, part of me...

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Liza Brock

My Bipolar Anger

Liza Brock
February 18, 2016

Let me start by saying, that, everyone’s Bipolar looks different. I’m talking about MY Bipolar and how my anger manifest itself when unwell and how I deal with it. Let’s start way back when I was 18. I was of-course undiagnosed and in a relationship with the wrong guy! We would verbally fight. It was...

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SOUNDOFF! Coping With Anger

bp Magazine
January 26, 2016

What helps you keep anger attacks in check— or handle the aftermath? If that describes someone in your life, how does it affect you and how do you respond?   I DISTRUST MY irritability and anger. I see it as an emotion that is looking for a reason: I am angry, therefore there must be a...

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