It was my 3 monthly visit with my psychiatrist today. I am fortunate having him as he heads the PTSD unit here in town. We were having a discussion about how on edge I am trying to sell my car, having the wedding coming up, and just having had two lots of surgery in 8 weeks. I was telling him how Margaret let me know that she thought I was going to bite her head off the other night. I was not angry, I was just highly agitated and a fair bit stressed. My cup runith over, almost. Anyway, he was saying that someone who is stressed and anxious gets really agitated. They appear as though they are angry and want to snap your head off when really they are not. He said its a fine line. The only real way to tell is in the defusing of the situation, then again, it works the same for both situations. Deep breathing and a count to 20 slowly. But usually someone who is angry will go and blow their stack somewhere, where and anxious stressed person wants to run and hide. What do you guys think???