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In this ground-breaking exploration, a glittering array of experts examine how and why anger is seen as a secondary emotion by way of such a lot medical theories and practitioners and seeks to reply to the subsequent questions:

  • What are anger-related problems?
  • What have they got in universal and the way are they various?
  • How will we deal with some of the anger-related problems?

Drawing on one case learn, the top-notch individuals each one current a distinct approach to remedy for anger-related issues. by means of taking into account the diversity of views and coverings to be had for anger-related issues, this ebook offers an summary of the way clinicians can enforce every one of those remedies in addition to mix remedies to supply a adapted remedy for every person client.

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As expected, there were no differences between the groups with regard to anger triggers. For all subjects combined, approximately 85% of the anger was reported to occur in response to the actions of another person, who was well known and liked or loved. This underscores the interpersonal nature of the anger experience. Furthermore, 485 of the anger events took place at home, and 45% of reported events had occurred within the prior week. Regarding cognitive appraisals, the data showed that HTA subjects were significantly more prone to dysfunctional thinking.

Rumination refers to the tendency to place excessive focus on the anger trigger. Although the cognitions domain is reported to reflect both attitudinal and appraisal aspects, items that assess stimulus appraisals according to Ellis’ and Beck’s theories are absent. Such items would have been helpful to the clinician to determine, for example, whether clients were more likely to be catastrophizers versus blamers, as this knowledge would guide treatment. The motives domain assesses characteristics such as the desire for revenge, the use of anger as a tension reduction mechanism, and as a coercive force.

Given the importance of anger, it might be expected that these elements would have Feindler_C001 2/17/06 12:35 PM Page 19 Anger-Related Disorders 19 already led to a set of formal diagnoses in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV-TR (2000) or the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10, 1992). Unfortunately, this has not been the case. As noted by DiGiuseppe and Tafrate (2004), the “DSM-IV-TR fails to address the presence of anger consistently or systematically.

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