Why Depressed People Suffer From Anger and Irritability and Ways To Deal

Depressed People Suffer From Anger Irritability

Have you ever noticed that depressed people are sometimes highly prone to being angry and irritable, compared to others?

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness, and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.  – Kris Carr

One of the common traits found in depressed people is anger. Now comes the question, why a depressed person is always angry?

The answer is a very simple one.

A depressed person fails to see the positive aspects of life. Life is a never-ending storm for them.

Depression is the result of some trauma; when the person cannot express or react to that trauma, depression sets in.

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Slowly, depression grows with more such incidents, and with each passing day, the person stops interacting with the world.

They feel that the world can’t understand them. This makes them angry. Even if you are close to them, they will not think before expressing their anger because they are struggling a lot internally.

Researchers have worked extensively on the correlations among pain, anger, irritability, and depression. Anger, pain, and depression are interrelated.

Psychological pain is passed on to someone through anger.

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It takes just two steps.

1. You feel a lot of hurt inside yourself.

The feeling of hurt is experienced. Then comes the feeling of pity that the person feels on oneself thinking that they are victimized.

2. You show hate towards some people. 

In the second step where one starts experiencing hatred for the particular person.

It happens in the way which looks like, the person is suffering for a certain reason and the people who aren’t even responsible for it, have to pay.

It needs one to be wise enough to change this tendency. Being depressed is not good but that doesn’t mean that one will vent out one’s anger. It strongly affects the leading of a healthy life.

Irritability is another sign of depression. According to psychologists, adults who get angry or upset very easily are usually suffering from depression.

They are likely to react to even the smallest of annoyances. Even an insignificant thing triggers their inner trauma which forces them to react.

So, what is the solution?

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While it might seem difficult to help a depressed person especially when they are angry, there are some ways that have been proven to be effective.

1. Express that you are there for them.

Saying, ‘I’m there for you,’ ‘Don’t worry, things will be fine’, ‘ I love you and I want you to feel better’, ‘Tell me if I can be of any help’ .

And similar comforting words can help a depressed person understand that they are not alone in this world and also the fact that they are loved too.

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2. Engage in physical activities with them.

Depressed people tend to slip into solitude which increases their depression.

Take them out for walks or engaging in any sports they love; you might watch a movie according to their choice or go out for lunch or dinner at their favorite restaurant or perhaps even learn something new together.

The point is to drag them out from their shell. They will start interacting with the world again and will slowly open up to you.

3. Be patient with the person suffering from depression.

Remember, whatever a depressed person says out of anger is not intentional. It’s just an outburst reflecting their inner turmoil.

4 thoughts on “Why Depressed People Suffer From Anger and Irritability and Ways To Deal”

  1. Hii this is shweta..
    I want to tell that..i feel very depressed.I get angry soon on anything.my family don’t understand.whenever i get angry suicide spark my mind always.i started to think to end my life.I feel very alone.i feel like no one can understand me.

  2. Clinical Depression is not caused by trauma or sad events in a person’s life. That is called Situational Depression and is much less severe. A sad event might trigger Clinical Depression but it is not the cause of is. This article is increasing the stigma against mental illness. nami.org is a much better source for information. Being a person who suffers from bipolar it is very frustrating when people ask me what happened for me to be sad Or to look at all the things I have…what could I possibly have to be depressed about. Fact is nothing HAPPENED to make me sad…I have actual clinical depression. I can go from being perfectly happy one day and wake up the next in tears wanting to die and not knowing why I feel that way. PLEASE point out that being sad because you have a reason to be sad is not the same as people who suffer from depression. There is NO light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a life of taking your meds, keeping your appointments, and praying to God for the medicine to keep working.

  3. You need to study a lot about depressed people. Infinite reasons can be the cause and may be running in his/her mind. It’s easy to say divert your mind to come out of that anxiety or depression but you guys forget it’s mind not reprogramable disk. Sorry if said anything wrong why I commented coz from last 11years I am facing it

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