When people get angry, they go through several stages before they are normal. The final stage is what I call "Honey moon" stage, some don't even reach that stage.

When people get angry it is because of some mental illness that they refuse help or professional help, when they refuse help they may end up in court of law. depending on how serious the problem is.

There is a dating site on line that is facing a lawsuit now, because someone was preying on innocent member.

Some do abuse their power of authority because of their mental illness.
There are so many mental illness that I can not list them all.
Everybody gets angry once in awhile for a wide variety of reasons. Saying it is because of mental illness is totally incorrect.

When I get mad at someone for not watching where they're are going and they step on my foot, it's not because I'm mentally ill.

Folks who continuously ask others and talk about it  are the one's requiring a check up from the neck up


My 2 cents  

DaddyFish wrote: Everybody gets angry once in awhile for a wide variety of reasons. Saying it is because of mental illness is totally incorrect.

When I get mad at someone for not watching where they're are going and they step on my foot, it's not because I'm mentally ill.


Well it could be one of the follow things fishy

-You could be in denial.
- Angry and not upset? if you were angry, then that is a negative expression and teaching people like your attacker how to be negative when things go wrong, passing on what is a mental issue on a negative thought
-Your attacker could be getting your attention and the only way to get your attention is doing something like stomping on your foot.
-It could be an accident.

If it was me, I would be upset, allowing the attacker know what he or she had done and wait for his or her response. We need to keep on a positive note even if we are in pain...."Bear in mind" is a hard thing when we are in pain and sometimes not use to that kind of pain, like your foot/feet, it not use to be in pain and you have to Bear in mind that may not be intentional.

As the saying goes, "Don't let the sun go down on your Anger" or "Don't go to bed angry", those expression thrive on dealing with your issues so that you can deal with it a positive mind, there are to many negative thoughts in the world to day that we lack positive ones. Which I believe to be mental issues/illness.
Straight from Wikipedia:

"Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response. Often it indicates when ones basic boundaries are violated. Some have a learned tendency to react to anger through retaliation. Anger may be utilized effectively when utilized to set boundaries or escape from dangerous situations. Sheila Videbeck describes anger as a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. Raymond Novaco of UC Irvine, who since 1975 has published a plethora of literature on the subject, stratified anger into three modalities: cognitive (appraisals), somatic-affective (tension and agitations), and behavioral (withdrawal and antagonism). William DeFoore, an anger-management writer, described anger as a pressure cooker: we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes.

Anger may have physical correlates such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight brain response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force. The English term originally comes from the term anger of Old Norse language. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences.

The external expression of anger can be found in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, and at times in public acts of aggression. Animals, for example, make loud sounds, attempt to look physically larger, bare their teeth, and stare. The behaviors associated with anger are designed to warn aggressors to stop their threatening behavior. Rarely does a physical altercation occur without the prior expression of anger by at least one of the participants. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them," psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.

Modern psychologists view anger as a primary, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and as something that has functional value for survival. Anger can mobilize psychological resources for corrective action. Uncontrolled anger can, however, negatively affect personal or social well-being. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger. The issue of dealing with anger has been written about since the times of the earliest philosophers, but modern psychologists, in contrast to earlier writers, have also pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppressing anger. Displays of anger can be used as a manipulation strategy for social influence."

I think what I've highlighted says it all - being angry is NOT a mental illness as you claim. Uncontrolled anger may indeed be a sign of an underlying mental illness, but anger itself is not.

Just sayin' :)

I receive this by e mail today from a long time chat friend and I would like to share this humor with you. As he claim it is "So true".

About Life....
Stay away from Anger.

It hurts only You and nobody else.

If you are right, then there is no need to get angry,

and if you are wrong then you don't have any right to get angry.

Patience with family is love,

Patience with others is respect,

Patience with self is confidence and Patience with God is faith.

Never think hard about the past, it brings tears.

Don't think more about the future, it brings fear.

Live this moment with a Smile, it brings cheer.

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to make us or break us,

The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious.

Search for a beautiful heart not a beautiful face.

Beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.

Do you know why God created gaps between fingers?

So that someone who is special to you comes and fills those gaps by holding your hand forever.

Never forget this advice!

Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong,

Success keeps You Glowing,

and But Only God keeps You Going!
Love it so true must be a real good friend. thanks for sharing x
All the links you posted are very informative - however, they refer to anger as being a sign of, symprton, side-effect of another mental disorder. Anger itself is NOT a mental disorder. It is, as I highlighted in my earlier post, a NORMAL human "survival" instinct. Mental illness can exasperate anger turning it into an (un)controllable issue - but there is a difference between a mental illness that brings out anger and anger itself.

Don't be angry at me for disagreeing with you, LOL! :lol:

Thanks for the links though. Good reading :D