Are you feeling down, but at the same time frequently feel impatient, agitated or frustrated?
Are your loved ones complaining about your moods, which can quickly turn to anger with little provocation?
Do you sometimes feel exhausted, but at the same time jittery or nervous?
Being angry all of the time is exhausting and can be destructive.
Depression is a complicated disorder and one that has many overlapping emotions. Although we have all heard depression linked to symptoms like low energy, sadness, lack of sleep or poor appetite, many clients (especially males) report feeling agitation, frustration or anger along with feeling down.
- Do you feel that nothing ever goes your way?
- Do you feel stuck or paralyzed in knowing how to change parts of your life that are not going well?
- At the same time you feel frustrated at the world, are you also your own worst critic?
Sometimes being an adult is more stressful that we feel prepared for. Whether you have recently had a child, have unexpected financial stressors, a difficult boss or work environment, dealt with a rupture in a relationship or just are not sure why your life isn’t where you thought it would be, you are not alone. Sometimes the net effect of these situations is a pervasive feeling of frustration and it’s often embarrassing to tell friends or family how you are really feeling.
A relationship with a trusted mental health professional can help you sort out these feelings, get support and start figuring out how to handle your challenges more effectively and completely.
In more rare cases, agitation and frustration could be symptoms of bipolar disorder
The primary symptoms of bipolar disorder are dramatic and unpredictable mood swings, vacillating between mania and depression.
Mania Symptoms include excessive happiness, excitement, irritability, restlessness, increased energy, less need for sleep, racing thoughts, high sex drive, and a tendency to make grand and unattainable plans.
Depression Symptoms may include sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of energy, uncontrollable crying, change in appetite causing weight loss or gain, increased need for sleep, difficulty making decisions, and thoughts of death or suicide.
No matter why you are feeling frustrated or angry, it’s a difficult and draining way to live. Our team of licensed therapists at Charleston Counseling Center have helped many find peace again. We accept many insurance plans and offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. Don’t suffer alone, we are ready to help today. Contact us to make an appointment.