Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as your usual disposition - calm or hostile — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
How angry do you tend to get?
Possible responses:→ I am always calm/patient/agreeable
→ I am mostly calm, sometimes I might raise my voice
→ About average / I do lose my temper / don't know
→ I sometimes shout at people or break things
→ Regular shouting, intense rage, physical violence
Negative attitudes such as anger, hostility, distrust, depression and anxiety are often contributing factors.
People who are highly anger-prone are nearly three times more likely to have heart attacks according to a study in the May 2, 2000 issue of Circulation. The study adds to previous research showing a link to heart health and other emotions, such as depression and hostility.
Anger attacks occur in about two-thirds of those with depression. People who have anger attacks typically have the most severe from of depression.
Uncontrolled rage is a possible symptom.
Argumentativeness and hostility are possible signs of paranoid personality disorder.