Two Most Common Forms of Stress: Stress & Anger

Stress and Anger Management

Anger is a normal emotion that all people feel but if this anger controls your life, it can lead to many problems in home and at work. Stress is normal and healthy as a part of development, but at times it can develop at an overwhelming level. Together, both anger and stress can bring a negative impact on the individual’s mental well being and can decline the quality of life. One must learn to deal with and control their anger and stress so that the anger and stress will not control them.

When You Are Stressed, You Experience:

  • Headache
  • Frequent colds
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered libido
  • Feeling of frustration

When You Get Angry, You:

  • Uses  passive-aggressive behaviors
  • Social withdraw
  • Refuses to complete assignments on timely basis
  • Refuses to follow instructions or rules
  • Utilizes verbal abusive language

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Post-Traumatic  Stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic event. It threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. Those who experience a catastrophe, or is a witness of catastrophe, and/or one who must pick up the pieces after a catastrophe (including emergency workers and law enforcement officers) can develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Such a catastrophic event can even affect the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma.

Re-Experiencing Symptoms

  • Intrusive thoughts or memories about a traumatic event.
  • Having recurrent nightmares.
  • Acting or feeling as though the traumatic event were happening again, sometimes called a “flashback.”

Avoidance Symptoms

  • Avoid thoughts, feelings, or conversations about the traumatic event.
  • Avoid places or people that remind you of the traumatic event.
  • A loss of interest in important, once positive, activities.
  • Feeling distant from others.

Hyperarousal Symptoms

  • Trouble falling or staying asleep.
  • Irritable or outbursts of anger.
  • Trouble concentrating.
  • Feeling constantly “on guard” or like danger is lurking around every corner.

Contact Mathers Clinic

Contact us to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist or for more information about our services by calling (815) 444.9999. You may also email us at info@themathersclinic.com. We look forward to helping you meet with a psychologist at a time that works well for you.




Crystal Lake Office
145 South Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
phone: 815.444.9999
fax: 815.986.1363


Crystal Lake Business Hours
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed

Woodstock Office
715 West Judd Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
phone: 815.444.9999
fax: 815.986.1363


Woodstock Business Hours
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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