Bipolar Disorder and Anger Outbursts
A bipolar disorder is a pattern of moods, where emotional highs (mania) follow emotional lows (depression). Anger outbursts may be a symptom of a bipolar disorder. This may also be accompanied by aggression and agitation. Because of sudden changes in mood, people with bipolar disorder may find they have angry outbursts in frustrating situations.
- Everybody gets angry sometimes; having an anger outburst does not mean you have a bipolar disorder.
- Only a professional psychologist or psychiatrist can determine if your anger outbursts are a symptom of a bipolar disorder.
- You can take an OrganizedWisdom quiz on bipolar disorder to help shed light on whether or not you may have this condition.
- If you tend to get angry often: Have a plan for how you want to respond the next time you get angry, look into relaxation techniques, and remove yourself from stressful situations.