Domestic violence is not really considered a disorder. It is in fact, considered a crime for which the person / people at the receiving end can lodge a police complaint against the ones committing the atrocities. Domestic violence is usually rewarded with severe penalties in the part of the person who is committing it, including spending many months or, years in prison. While it is a fact that the one committing this crime has a lot of deep seated emotional load to deal with, he / she never receives any sympathy from anyone owing to all the violent displays of sheer terror that may have caused lifelong trauma to those on whom the crime was / has been committed.
Domestic violence is an unforgivable crime, but it can be controlled to a great extent to make life easy for all in the afflicted family. For this, it is necessary to identify the problems before they get bad to worse. There is always a ‘day one’ for any crime to begin, and it is from this ‘day one’ that all the involved parties have to take steps to control it. For example, a sudden burst of violent anger without any plausible base should be taken up seriously especially when children are at the receiving end of it all. The outbursts may begin at gaps that is, regular or, irregular intervals. It is necessary in this case to keep a tab on how frequently these violent reactions take place.
Usually, when gone unchecked, the episodes keep closing in. This means the episodes tend to happen more and more frequently till the time it assumes a daily routine. This is where domestic violence anger management programs need to step in. It rarely happens when the people with the issues approach help all by themselves. It is thus, upon those who still retain their sanity to convince the concerned affected individual to seek assistance in the form of complete programs or, anger management medication or, as dictated by the therapist. And, at all times, sooner would certainly be better. At present, there are tens of institutions, organizations, mental and physical health facilities etc, that are into providing anger management programs and there are many that focus solely on domestic violence issues.
Domestic violence anger management is something beyond the scope of usual anger management programs or even for that matter, anger management medication. Using family and close people as punching bags shows an inherent mean streak in the personality of the concerned person which has to be corrected with severe psychotherapy, if at all. The professionals involved in anger management related to domestic violence cases do is dig deep into the mind of the concerned person and discover the causes that are propelling him / her to behave in such violent ways. It has often been seen post therapy that it is the one spreading the terror has actually been a victim for almost all his / her conscious life.