Don’t take anger at face value
Your article ‘Anger Management’ (May/June 2018, page 90) really hit home for me because it was so true for my family. My dad suffered terrible rages and I used to be too terrified to go out with him as you never knew when he would fall into a rage.
However, for my dad it was undiagnosed depression that was the cause of the rages. A doctor finally realised and put my dad on antidepressants and the rages disappeared. I had a new dad and we did a lot of things together and had fun.
The psychiatrist told Mum he did not know why dad was so angry, it was simply a response to chemicals in the brain. It is so important that we don’t accept anger in men as a normal male thing and look for causes.
I have every issue of Diabetic Living and to keep track of recipes I have found a card index really useful. I put down the name of the dish, issue and page number and put them under categories such as breakfast, desserts or salads, for example.