Is there a medication for rage control?

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    Jan 25, 2019 11:08 PM GMT
    I never had any rage or impulse control issues, but I've encountered people with such issues in every work environment. I haven't had any confrontations in my current workplace, but I can easily tell who has a very short temper.

    People who have anxiety or depression have a myriad of antidepressants at their disposal. I have had generalized anxiety disorder myself and I can attest to the power of those drugs. It was really night and day for me. Are there drugs to treat rage control issues? Is rage control even considered a psychiatric disorder?
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    Jan 26, 2019 4:44 PM GMT
    Short answer: Yes there are medications to control rages and mood swings. Talk to your doctor who will refer you to a neurologist.
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    Jan 26, 2019 4:48 PM GMT
    cyborg saidI never had any rage or impulse control issues, but I've encountered people with such issues in every work environment. I haven't had any confrontations in my current workplace, but I can easily tell who has a very short temper.

    People who have anxiety or depression have a myriad of antidepressants at their disposal. I have had generalized anxiety disorder myself and I can attest to the power of those drugs. It was really night and day for me. Are there drugs to treat rage control issues? Is rage control even considered a psychiatric disorder?
    I suffer from mild depression and anxiety and I take medication to keep it under wraps. I do have my mood swings every now and then but I don't have any raging thoughts. I do get pissed off at things that I find highly irritating but I don't go flying into a raging fit like some peopleicon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 26, 2019 6:52 PM GMT
    argus saidShort answer: Yes there are medications to control rages and mood swings. Talk to your doctor who will refer you to a neurologist.


    Thank you, I've had my share of psyquiatric issues but rage was never one of them, I'm pretty zen. I was just curious because apparently no one with rage issues takes any medication for this condition.
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    Jan 26, 2019 6:54 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI suffer from mild depression and anxiety and I take medication to keep it under wraps. I do have my mood swings every now and then but I don't have any raging thoughts. I do get pissed off at things that I find highly irritating but I don't go flying into a raging fit like some peopleicon_neutral.gif


    That's the thing: both of us took antidepressants for our conditions, but why is it that people with rage control issues take no medications for it? I guess it's because it affects people around them a lot more than it affects them.
  • qd2009

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    Jan 28, 2019 12:13 AM GMT
    Usually, I’ll be on short temper if I didn’t sleep well. The reason is when I’m sleep deprived, my brain does a shitty job of clearly and logically articulating my disagreements in an argument. So I end up taking shortcuts in my arguments, which makes no one understand my point, and I rage. So my recommendation for ppl with rage issues is to get better sleep.