Tips to avoid and cope with road rage

In a busy metropolitan city like Houston, it can be frustrating to commute every day – especially in the aftermath of a major storm. Dealing with traffic can often lead to impatience and the possibility of road rage.

Dr. James Bray, associate professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, says that even though traffic is inevitable, road rage doesn’t have to be.

See Bray discuss tips to deal with road rage situations in the video below.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    Road rage is obviously caused by adrenaline activity. It’s also true that many incidents of road rage involve an otherwise healthy person who has a some history of rage outbursts. There is little understanding, however, about how to control adrenaline overactivity – especially using alpha and beta adrenaline blockers. There is a population for whom rages could be prevented by regularly taking medication which would not affect their normal and healthy life. Furthermore, it may be that long-term medication is necessary. It’s notable that the first study (Elliott) involving rage and beta blockers was among brain-injured patients. All of them (about ten) responded to beta blockers and 5 of them were able to stop taking the beta blockers after a year, successfully controlling their rages.

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