Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to
answer the following questions:
- How long have you felt you had a problem with
anger, hostility, or violent behavior?
- What makes you feel better
or worse? What have you tried to control your feelings or
- Is your use of alcohol or
illegal drugs leading to your feelings of anger or
hostility or violence? Are you using alcohol or drugs as an attempt at
"self-medication" to relieve your symptoms?
- Have you or anyone else
in your family ever been diagnosed with depression or other mental
- Do work or relationship issues contribute to your
feelings of anger? Think about these issues before your visit.
you experienced any recent major life changes, such as a move, new job,
divorce, marriage, or retirement?
- What medicines do you use, both
prescription and nonprescription?
- Do you have access to guns or
other violent weapons?
- Do you have any
While waiting for your appointment, it may be helpful to keep
a diary of your feelings.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 05, 2013
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