Anger Problems & Disorders: Symptoms & Treatment


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Mrs. Johnson, a guidance counselor, has a new student, Anthony, in her office.

Anthony was caught with his teacher's cell phone in his backpack after other students told the principal that they saw him take it. Last week, Anthony ran away from home for 3 days. This is not the first time that he has run from home. When Mrs. Johnson tries to do Anthony's assessment, he insults her and threatens to visit her house and hurt her if she does not stop counseling him.

Which of the following does Anthony most likely have?

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Susan, age 10, often argues with her father when he asks her to do something. She dances around the room and laughs maliciously in order to show her father that she does not have to do her chores. When her brother gets home from school and tries to do homework, she pesters and annoys him until he gets very angry. When her brother complains to their father, she says that it is her brother that started annoying her, even though it is not true. This is a typical day in Susan's house.

Which of the following anger disorders does Susan probably have?


Jennifer knew that her brother would not babysit her 1-year-old son for the entire night so she asked him to just watch him for 2 hours. Jennifer then called him and told him that she had a flat tire, even though she was actually going to a bar to drink and have a good time. Jennifer saw a homeless man in the street on the way inside the bar and she kicked and yelled at him and said that he needed to find a job. Jennifer spent $100 on alcoholic beverages even though she was late paying her rent. She caught a ride on the back of a strange man's motorcycle and did not wear a helmet. This was very typically of Jennifer's behavior on a daily basis. Her family was sick of her lack of care, concern and responsibility.

Which of the following does Jennifer most likely have?

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About The Quiz & Worksheet

To help you assess your understanding of anger disorders, this quiz presents different cases and asks you to evaluate the symptoms and identify the disorders. The accompanying lesson provides a detailed overview of anger disorders and the methods used to treat them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment, you'll be asked to identify the following disorders:

  • Involves symptoms such as stealing and threatening harm
  • Frequently argumentative, defiant and blaming
  • Includes a lack of empathy, manipulation and irresponsible behavior
  • Marked by outbursts that are unexplained

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the characteristics of anger
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview on anger disorders and understand the factors that distinguish them
  • Knowledge application -- use your knowledge to describe some of the common aspects of anger disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Anger Problems & Disorders: Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson covers the following goals:

  • Compare and contrast anger problems and anger disorders
  • Describe some of the treatments for anger disorders in children and teens
  • List some of the other common disorders in which anger is often a factor
  • Understand the risk of undiagnosed and untreated anger disorders