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Mental Health--Anger

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Anger - Hepatitis C for Patients

Anger is a common and natural feeling related to being diagnosed with any new condition, such as hepatitis C. Many people are upset about how they got the virus or angry that they didn't know they had the virus.

To deal with feelings of anger:
  • Talk about your feelings with others, such as people in a support group, or with a counselor, friend, or social worker.
  • Try to get some exercise--like gardening, walking, or dancing--to relieve some of the tension and angry feelings you may be experiencing.
  • Avoid situations--involving certain people, places, and events--that cause you to feel angry or stressed out.