You feel extreme sadness or anger
Out-of-control emotions may be a sign of an issue that can improve with professional treatment. “If you’re eating or sleeping more or less than usual, withdrawing from family and friends, or just feeling “off,” talk to someone before serious problems develop that impact your quality of life,” writes psychiatrist, David Sack, MD, for Psychology Today. “If these feelings escalate to the point that you question whether life is worth living or you have thoughts of death or suicide, reach out for help right away.” Here are 24 anger management tips to calm down quickly.
You no longer enjoy things you used to love doing
If you don’t feel like participating in your favorite activities, a therapist can help you figure out why, says Marisa Alter, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. “This may be a sign of someone who is stuck in a rut,” says Dr. Alter, “or it could be a sign of a deeper depression.” Therapy can help you assess the situation, figure out what is holding you back, and create a plan to move forward. These are warning signs of depression you should never ignore.