|"Anger, frustration" by akirakirai.deviantart.com|
I have been intermittently angry for at least a month now. In keeping with the general pattern of anger I feel justified in my anger but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Actually that makes it worse. The trigger is a whole lot of stuff going on where I work and whichever way I look at things I can't see how I am going to get out of this situation in a satisfactory manner. I need some tools to deal with this, because I can't stand feeling this way and it is starting to feel ... like a relapse, after years of good health. The intensity and prolonged nature of this anger probably isn't normal. Thus I reproduce the following extracts from Berk et al, Living with Bipolar:
"... anger can be a sign that you are feeling frustrated due to stress, or because someone has done something that that doesn't fit with your expectations ... If your irritability or anger is intense, persistent and not too discriminating in whom it targets, you should consider whether it might be a symptom of illness.