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Mental health
Anger treatment has a therapeutic effect on cardiac function and productive living
  1. Oyeyemi Olajumoke Oyelade1,
  2. Nokuthula Gloria Nkosi-Mafutha2
  1. 1 Department of Nursing Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  2. 2 Department of Nursing Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  1. Correspondence to Oyeyemi Olajumoke Oyelade, Department of Nursing Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 20005, Nigeria; yemilad13{at}

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Commentary on: McIntyre KM, Mogle JA, Scodes JM, et al. Anger-reduction treatment reduces negative affect reactivity to daily stressors. J Consult Clin Psychol 2019;87(2):141–50. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000359.

Implications for practice and research

  • It is high time that health practitioners paid greater attention to the psychosocial causes of cardiovascular diseases and on the improvement of public health through mental health.

  • Studies on the impact of anger on close associates of individuals with high aggression tendencies may have managerial implications for leadership assessment quality in the workplace and serve as strategies for need assessment in the rehabilitation of victims of aggression.


The emerging trend in mental health research is moving towards mental health promotion.1 Mental health promotion should be all-encompassing and include stress prevention stress and management.2 Anger is one of the most recognised stressful emotional reaction that requires management.3

This study3 …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.