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Anger that Comes from Depression

People often have anger that stems from depression—especially men.

Signs of depression

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

Signs of depression that may not seem typical

  • Frequently disciplined at school or work
  • Frequently angry for no apparent reason
  • Just not a social person
  • This can all happen without sadness, crying, or difficulty getting out of bed

Listen to Depression

  • Sometimes, depression exists for a reason. What may be the cause?
  • In other instances, it is a chemical imbalance in the brain that needs to be address.

Do you see any signs of depression in yourself or family members?