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Anger Self-Assessment

Anger is one of the main concerns of service members returning from deployment. Problems can range from irritability to rage.

Most of the time things calm down by themselves, but if you are finding that some level of anger is interfering with your successful adjustment to work or with your relationships, then it is something you should pay attention to. This program can help. Take an assessment to get feedback on how you are doing or jump into the workshops to learn about how to manage anger. Check out the videos of others who are dealing with anger and explore the e-library for in-depth information.

Welcome to the Anger Assessment

Completing this questionnaire should take about five minutes. When you've completed the assessment, your results will be returned along with some resources you're sure to find helpful.

Because your privacy is of utmost importance, we do not collect any personal health information (PHI). For more information about the use of PHI and your personal privacy, please visit the Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Important Note

While this tool can help you determine if you need additional help, only a health care professional can provide an accurate diagnosis.

Please check, "I Acknowledge" below to confirm that you have read and understand these statements as they have been presented to you.

I often find myself getting angry at people or situations.

When I get angry, I get really mad.

When I get angry, I stay angry.

When I get angry at someone, I want to hit or clobber the person.

My anger interferes with my ability to get my work done.

My anger prevents me from getting along with people as well as I would like to.

My anger has a bad effect on my health.

Your score is in a range typically associated with low anger.

Your responses do not reflect unhealthy anger.


If you think that anger could be getting in the way of work, school, or enjoying life:

  • Consult with your health care provider if you have questions (or find a doctor on the TRICARE website).
  • For immediate help, visit the Veteran Crisis Line for text support or call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1).
  • Learn about other health issues that often relate to anger: stress, sleep, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and substance use. For help calming your mind, listen to the “Military Meditation Coach” podcast to try a variety of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation exercises.

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