Here is My Question:
How can you control anger if the lesion is on that part of the brain.
My brother in law used to say that anger is extremely useful but requires introspection, discipline and refocusing to apply to positive ends. The first thing you must do with anger is put is aside and contemplate it; not act on it immediately. We do this with kids when we give them a time out or send them to their rooms. This forces them to calm down their emotions and refocus their thoughts and energies.
For some people with MS, it can be difficult to refocus and inhibit their initial and subsequent emotional responses to whatever provoked their anger. They need the help and support of those around them, much like a parent provides similar support to a child.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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