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jam064

689d

Does anyone else's depression manifest more as anger/rage than anything else? If yes, how do you keep it under control so you don't lose your job? Note: it is not a side-effect of medication, I've experienced this since before I began medication.

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    • GroceryEater

      688d

      Knowing what can trigger your depression can help

    • FatterCat

      688d

      You don't suppress it. That's the trick. I have the same issue so I started kickboxing and muay Thai. Its helping me manage and so far so good.

    • Helios_24

      688d

      Taking a bathroom break to just go and do some breathing exercises and identifying that your depression has been triggered. Identifying why you're mad is a major step!

    • Ivyspeed

      688d

      Yes, it's a good thing I work from home. Once a day, frustration drives me to extremes and I lose my mind. I make sure the camera is off on my monitor and my phone is on mute. Then I holler and scream and call everybody the worst things that I can think of. It's ok because they can't hear me, at least, I don't think they can hear me. If they hear me, they think I'm a maniac for sure. I try to do better, but my work seems to come up with new and exciting ways to torture me on a daily basis. Good Luck!

    • Synclead

      688d

      my dad struggles with this -- finding a safe outlet for the anger is crucial. If possible, therapy could really help. I used to have very similar experiences myself and it started to take over my life. But for me personally I had to force myself to not burst in a destructive way, but try and find the source of the anger. For me, fear, insecurity and guilt was the source. So I had to really talk to myself or someone I trust and figure it out. Hearing advice from other folks would really backfire so anyone who's willing to listen and acknowledge what you are feeling might be helpful.

    • GroceryEater

      688d

      Knowing what can trigger your depression can help

    • fibrozombie

      689d

      Yes. My worst self harm scar was because it was out of anger. I don't really have much advice besides taking some mindful deep breaths and trying to calm down.

    • RaeRae22

      689d

      I know this might not help that much but I try to keep myself from getting to the point of no return. If I feel myself getting close to it I say "I need to step away from this situation/conversation so that I can calm down"

      • jam064

        689d

        @RaeRae22 Not really feasible in the situation at hand, but thanks for the advice.

        • RaeRae22

          689d

          @jam064 I understand I hope you find a way that does help

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