ANGER AND DEPRESSION
Mood Swing and Anger
In a psychiatric context, a mood swing (2006) is an extreme and rapid change in mood. They are commonly associated with mood disorders (is a condition whereby the prevailing emotional mood is distorted or in appropriate to the circumstances). The two major types of mood disorders are depression (or unipolar disorder) and bipolar disorder, preciously known as manic depression in which the person experiences states or episodes of depression and / or mania, hypomania and / or mixed states (symptoms of mania and depression occur simultaneously).
On the other hand, on a simpler note a study conducted by a group of researchers at report in the February issue of the American Medical Associations Archives of General Psychiatry regarding how sleep deprivation causes mood swings to 24 healthy young subjects (16 men and 8 women). The subjects were given schedules that led to a mismatch between the subject’s sleep – wake cycle and their cicardian timing system, which is based on a cycle of about 24 hours. "Mood improved, deteriorated, or remained stable when subjects remained awake at different times of their internal clock," says ,HMS research fellow in medicine, and lead author of the study (cited, 1997).
Anger has several components as noted by (2005), and these are the psychological, physiological and cognitive. The psychological is the emotional component of anger, how you feel, such as sadness, disappointment or frustration. The physiological component is how your body responds to anger, such as muscle tension or an increase in heart rate and blood pressure as your body releases adrenaline – the fight – or – flight hormone. Lastly, the cognitive component of anger is what you thin as you experience anger, such as acknowledging that it’s OK to be frustrated, or, on the other end, thinking that the world is out to get you. In particular, anger is a powerful emotion that can cause pain or lasting hurt on each of us and others if not controlled.
A study conducted in the University of St. Louis on the effect of holding anger on 422 adults last 2003. A faculty member, said, “We found that holding in anger is the biggest predictor of headaches, among the group of patients we studied.” Furthermore, he added, “anger might be one of the many things that interact to trigger headaches.” Of the 422 adults, 171 suffered from headaches. found that bottling up anger made it more likely to have headaches – even more so than depression or anxiety.
A new research that uses longitudinal evidence, wherein and Professor analyze date from the British birth cohort studies, which have recorded anger in both childhood and adulthood for people born in a week in 1958 () and 1970 (). In ESRC’s new report Seven Deadly sins, published to launch Social Science Week 2005. The following informations listed are what they found out in their study, these are: (1) Children from lower social classes are more likely to be reported as frequently irritable or having tantrums, (2) Women are more likely than men to report being persistently angry in adulthood. But boys are more likely than girls to be reported as frequently angry. (3) Thirty-something with no partner are more likely to report angry feelings than people with partners. (4) Anger seems to wane with age in both childhood and adulthood.
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