Rage (often called fury or frenzy) is an emotion / feeling of intense or growing anger. It is associated with the fight-or-flight response and often activated in response to a serious offense. The phrase, ‘thrown into a fit of rage,’ expresses the immediate nature of rage. We often hear about “road rage” regarding people expressing their anger while driving. If left unchecked rage may lead to violence. Depression and anxiety lead to an increased susceptibility to rage and luckily there is therapy and treatment for rage.
The following article from the March edition of the BBC Health News, discusses how rage and accumulated outbursts of anger can influence health problems. It also states that chronic stress can contribute to heart disease, because it can raise blood pressure and also because people may deal with their stress in unhealthy ways, for example by smoking or drinking too much alcohol.
Read more to see their findings and the list of ways to prevent problems.
Angry people ‘risking heart attacks’
By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online