Anger is a normal human emotion. It signals that something is wrong or not working well. It’s how you process these feelings and what you do with them that counts. When anger festers and grows it can turn into something unhealthy and destructive, called rage.
This out of control emotion is characterized by intensely negative thoughts, poor behavior choices, and even violence. Rage can occur quickly or it can simmer for a lengthy period of time before it manifests itself full force. Rage can be caused by both psychological and physiological reasons. It can be a dangerous and devastating condition if left untreated.
Let’s take a closer look at various types of rage and what can be done about them…
Roid rage is a slang term used to describe a phenomenon that some believe is associated with the regular use or abuse of anabolic steroids in bodybuilders and other athletes. It is characterized by extremely aggressive and often violent behavior. There have been several high profile murders over the years committed by body builders, wrestlers and other athletes using steroids.
These substances mimic testosterone, a hormone that researchers have linked to increased episodes of aggression. One theory states that testosterone changes a person’s mood by attaching itself to target cells, which then release chemicals that adversely affect nerve cells.