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Ind Psychiatry J. 2019 Jan-Jun;28(1):37-43. doi: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_28_17. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Cognitive behavioral skill-based training program for enhancing anger control among youth.

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Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Department of Biostatistics, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.



Anger expression and its control among youth is a major concern for the health professionals. There is dearth of intervention-based study in Indian context. The present work aims to evolve an intervention module for management of anger among youth in India.

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The present module has been validated on 100 individuals with inclusion criteria of age from 18 to 25 years and the individuals with dependence on psychoactive drugs and refusal to participate were excluded from the study. The Anger data sheet, Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire, and State Trait Anger Expression Inventory were administered at baseline as well as at 1-month interval after 6 sessions of intervention. The 82 participants completed postassessment and 18 participants were dropouts of the follow-up sessions.


Pre-post cognitive therapy based anger management intervention program showed the difference in the domains of resilience; clinical anger, state and trait anger and anger control in.


The study implies the need for community-based sensitization for issues related to anger expression and facilitation of approaches to promote adaptive anger control among youth.


Anger; intervention; youth

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