Anger and Violence Assessments

Emotional state(s) such as anger, brought about by clinical conditions, substance abuse, emotional disturbance or circumstance that may range in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage, which in some cases resulting in violence towards the self or others.

Tests such as the Adolescent Anger Rating Scale (AARS) can help to identify underlying conditions such as ADHD that might be causing the behaviour, while the Controlling Anger and Learning how to Manage it (CALM) programme teaches participants to monitor and understand their emotions to prevent problematic behaviour. The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory 2 (STAXI-2) distinguishes between the experience of anger from anger expression and anger control in order to investigate the impact on mental and physical conditions.