Is Anger Depression Turned Inward?

Some counselors say that depression is, quite simply, anger turned inward.
Anger directed toward ourselves can manifest itself in:

• Engaging in dangerous behavior, such as reckless driving or thrill-seeking behavior
• Physically harming ourselves
• Blaming ourselves for problems, even when we are not really the case of the problem
• Refusing to feel any emotions, numbing out
• Abusing drugs, alcohol, food or participating in other forms of addiction
• Never letting go of anger and allowing it to store
And for some extra food for thought, here are some quotes on anger to ponder:
He who angers you conquers you. ~Elizabeth Kenny

Anger is one letter short of danger. ~Author Unknown

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ~Malachy McCourt
Take no revenge that you have not pondered beneath a starry sky, or on a canyon overlook, or to the lapping of waves and the mewing of a distant gull. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on EatingDisorders.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 800-568-9025Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?