I used to feel depressed, but now I feel angry and annoyed. I wonder what is happening?

Hi everyone,

I used to get depressed over things. I don't anymore. I get more fiery feelings now over things. I get a mixture of anger, feeling upset and pissed off and annoyance.

I'm imagining I'm smashing things up or punching people - but off course I don't do any of these as I don't want to hurt anyone.

Could someone give any insight as to what might be happening? And please think twice before you answer, I do not want patronising answers such as: everything will be alright. I'm after more intelligent answers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I have suffered from depression for a long time and have also had periods of time when I was very enraged over trivial things and got so angry for days on end. I think it was a way of dealing with any emotion other than sadness; it was the only way I really ever felt I was feeling anything at all for any length of time, and what I was most familiar with. I didn't trust happiness or joy, kept waiting for something to stuff it up.

    Emotions are the result of chemicals (often serotonin or adrenalin) released in our brains and sometimes it happens inappropriately due to some mix up in the grey matter and electrical impulses. I was eventually diagnosed as bipolar and have been on a very successful medication for a few years now. Maybe you are experiencing uncontrolled chemical releases (don't have to be bipolar for that to happen). It may be worth a chat to a doctor, but make sure you talk to one who specialises in depressive illnesses, otherwise you will just end up on some type of antidepressant that may not be right for you. I actually take an epileptic medication but it has given me a quality of control I never expected to have. I really hope this may help. It sounds like a simplistic answer but believe me, I think I know at least some of what you are going through.

  • mosaic
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I personally think that anger is a more serious form of depression. I think it spells fear and futility. BUT I think that if it's directed in the right way then it is usually more helpful because usually with anger comes some kind of action.

    I can suggest this: don't hold things inside. Communicate (in the most calm way you can). If you hold in the anger you will eventually explode with rage (which is not good).

    I'd also suggest that you keep a journal of when you feel this anger and try to pinpoint why. See if there's an underlying issue that really has you fired up.. then maybe you can do something about it.

    I know how you feel. Some bloody knuckles have entered my thoughts as well (and I'm a female adult!) but I usually find that if I speak up rather than seething I will not feel like a pressure cooker!

  • 1 decade ago

    You could be bi polar. There is a test on line that can suggest the possibility of it. If you score that it's possible you then need to see a doctor to get a firm diagnoses. If not that then it maybe something else, so still go to the doctor.

    http://www.bipolar-lives.com/bipolar-test...

    At the side of the page there are boxes. Click on Bi polar test. Scroll down page to the Best free test and click on the purple highlighted Free on line bi polar test.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have no idea of your age.So perhaps its issues going on in your life.Do you feel in prisoned in certain areas of your life that you need to change and you haven't?For that can cause some anger for you need to vent some how.Try meditating or soothing teas,relaxation music.Work on yourself only you know deep inside what is causing this.

    Source(s): I have had the same thing.Mine was childhood issues and my anger turned into panic attacks.
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  • Nicole
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Depression is frozen anger. You are making progress.

  • 1 decade ago

    When mother Nature has provided us with such a simple and easy treatment to cure diseases and even to avoid them we all must follow the instructions given by her. These Therapies only help Nature to cure us. Let us not ignore Nature in our mad pursuit of science. THIS NATURE'S 'DO IT YOURSELF' ACUPRESSURE THERAPY ITSLEF IS A SCIENCE AND NOT A MATTER OF BELIEF. Try this Therapy sincerely and regularly for at least 15 days and observe its wonderful and amazing result.

    Depression, Tension & Increase of will-power.

    Increasing the will-power : Our mind has a great effect on these glands. For example, continuous fear damages the Pituitary gland and makes one timid. Similarly,tension and worry disturb the Pineal gland and so leads to high B.P. and as Pineal gland controls other glands it also disturbs other glands and digestive system. In modern times, strees-tension or worry-fear have increased and they often disturb these endocrine glands. If these endocrine glands are not treated immediately, it might lead to malfunctioning of other glands of the body. As these glands are interrelated, whenever one gland is disturbed, the other glands also get disturbed. So, when you press on the points of these endocrine glands you will feel pain on points of more than one gland especially in case of chronic diseases. Therefore, it is very improtant to give Acupressure treatment on all the endocrine glands and keep them under proper control.

    These glands also control the mind (the will-power). So in order to get rid of bad habits like smoking, drinking, drug addiction or even overeating, it is extremely necessary to give treatment on all endocrine glands for at least, fifteen days. Because, these people lack the necessary will-power to give up bad habits, they often break their vows to stop such bad habits and so they are considered unreliable. However, a treatment of fifteen days will give them necessary will-power to stop these bad habits after that. And they will be free from the withdrawal symptoms of stopping these bad habits.

    Nervous tension : In the modern days because of fast life and loss of contentment,nervous tension keeps on building up increasingly, tending to damage our mind and health.

    How to find out : Ask the patient to lie down on the back and ask some one to press on the base of the middle toe in both the legs. If there is a hurting sensation,it means nervous tension. If the hurting is unbearable, it means that the person is on the verge of collapse and needs immediate attention.

    C U R E : (1) While the patient is lying on the back, bend all the toes of both legs, backward. It may hurt but give little more pressure and bend them as much as possible. Repeat this three times a day till the tension is removed.

    (2) Clasp your hands tightly interlocking the fingers. Then with left hand fingers press on the back of the right hand and then with right hand fingers, press on the back of the left hand. repeat for about 1 to 2 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day.

    (3) Insomnia : The above mentioned treatment can be taken for 5 to 12 minutes at night in bed to ensure good sleep and cure insomnia.

    (4) Take 2 glasess of gold/silver/copper charged water reduced from 8 glasses of water daily.

    (5) Kali Phos 1 m (a Biochemic medicine) : Take 8 pills in the eveining between 8 to 9 p.m. for 10 days, then once a week. After 10 days Kali Phos 12 x 4+4 pills every day. Complete course is of 45 days.

    Source(s): I am a doctor.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existentialism#Sartre...

    Maybe that is how you SHOULD feel in your current circumstance, it is better than the oblivious, selfish materialism, and oneupmanship that most people seem to operate under!

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