Health Effects of Unhealthy Anger

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by Rusty Fleischer, Program Director –

Unhealthy Anger is anger you react to, when you let your anger feeling control your behavior. There are many consequences and negative effects to unhealthy and unaddressed anger. One of those is the danger of a heart attack or stroke. Not only is this a true danger, we have noticed that this is something many people are not aware of and therefore do not see this as reason to address their anger issues.

The list of the physical health effects of is long and I will bring that up in a future blog but right now I want to share with you an article I recently came across that refers to a study done at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). In this article they state that “Angry outbursts appear to boost heart attack and stroke risk”. In the study they are not referring to one-time outburst as being dangerous but talk more about people who can have several outbursts a day.

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