Something I’ve noticed that I deal with, and which is likely tied to my illness, is intense, unwarranted anger. I don’t know if that’s a common symptom or not, but it’s pretty scary at times, to me, anyway.
It comes in brief, violent bursts, and it’s stronger than average, day-to-day frustration and annoyance. Sometimes it’s all I can do, it seems like, to resist the impulse to punch something.
These really angry moments tend to happen only when I’m not feeling depressed, as I’ve noticed from keeping a “mood chart,” as per my psychologist’s request. They are usually accompanied by really fast, sometimes disjointed thoughts. Strangely, my antipsychotic seems to lessen my anger.
Whatever the cause of my intense moments of anger is, I’ve learned how to better resist acting on it, for the most part. This means not opening my mouth, as I have no idea what irritated remarks might come out of it.
That’s all I have to say about unwarranted anger, I guess.