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What can happen if anger is supressed?

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Suppressed anger can be an underlying cause of anxiety and depression. Anger that is not appropriately expressed can damage relationships, affect thinking and behavior patterns, and lead to a variety of physical problems. Chronic (long-term) anger has been linked to health issues such as high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches, skin disorders, and digestive problems. Anger also can be linked to problems like crime, emotional and physical abuse, and other violent behavior.

From: Men and Anger Management WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018
Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

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