Our expert says:
Well, at the very least this sounds like a very uncomfortable situation. That mixture of easy crying without being expressly depressed, irritability, anger and aggression, sounds like someone under pressure and sress, and could indeed be related to a GAD or other anxiety disorder. And the road rage is of course a significant risk to you and even to others.
But it is impossible to choose an effective treatment without a competent expert diagnosis --- this is one reason why I despair when people want to start with a hypnotherapist, who, unless FULLY trained and accredited as a psychiatrist or psychologist ( and if they were, they wouldn't limit themselves by calling themselves a Hypnotherapist, a claim which currently needs NO training or qualifications, and for which there ae NO officially recognized qualifications ) --- it's like selecting a sub-category of surgeon before you know what's causing your belly-ache.
So you need to see a good local properly qualified psychiatrist or psychologist for a full assessment and diagnosis, and then a calm discussion of treatment options.
If, as you suspect, this IS a GAS, or a Depression, or any anxiety or depressive disorder, Hypnosis would NOT , according to any competent expert group or consensus. Some medications like antidepressants can be effective, and CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) has also been proved to be effective and to have lasting benefits. There is NO comparable evidence that hypnotherapy is useful in these conditions.
And for further support, contact the Depression / anxiety support group ( number on these pages ).
Sorry if you have had any bad previous experience with shrinks ( sadly, you may have met the wrong shrinks for you ) but seeking ineffective medicine from people lacking the proper qualifications, won't help, for sure !
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