Anger Management Psychiatrist

Help patients overcome anger issues in sessions and with medication.
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~ $164,000

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What do Anger Management Psychiatrists do?

If you’ve always been a compassionate person with an exceptionally good understanding of other people’s problems, then the job of Anger Management Psychiatrist might be a good fit. Working as an Anger Management Psychiatrist lets you help others cope with aggression and anger. You incorporate talk therapy — as do Psychologists — but also prescribe medication when necessary. This combination helps those struggling with too much anger to return to a healthy emotional state.

If you’re an Anger Management Psychiatrist, you want your patients to express their emotions, both happy and angry, but you want them to do so in a calm and productive way. Screaming at someone won’t get results, but speaking calmly might resolve the issue.

Though your patients certainly want to stop overreacting to everything, it’s not always that easy. Anxiety, depression, and other stressors can factor into a patient’s level of anger and irritability. To overcome issues — such as an anxiety disorder — that are out of the patient’s control, Anger Management Psychiatrists often prescribe medication. Antidepressants and mood stabilizers can make a world of difference in helping your patient control her emotions instead of them controlling her.

Finding the right medication is crucial, and that’s one of the largest parts of your job as an Anger Management Psychiatrist. Using written tests and getting-to-know-you talk sessions, you decide what medication is best suited for your patient. The right medication will mesh with the person’s personality perfectly, but the wrong one may only increase his irritability or depression. You serve as the patient’s Doctor to help him make the best decisions for physical, mental, and emotional health.

Should I be an Anger Management Psychiatrist?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become an
    Anger Management Psychiatrist

    Most Anger Management Psychiatrists have a Doctorate or a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaaac9&chl=||||master%27s+%284%25%29|doctorate+%2896%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,96
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