I am not a very angry person normally, but I started seeing a shrink because of the anger(manic) episodes where I was totally out of control. Stupid little things sent me into a rage. My husband was about to leave me and told me to get things straightened out. I was so scared, I finally decided to see someone and the moment (I mean the very day) that I was put on Prozac my mood just evened right out. I felt like myself and was normal and laid back. It was such a relief. My husband now thinks that I magically learned to control my temper, but I think actually there was no basis for the anger in the first place - it was completely an effect of my disease. I either have BPD, the lesser version, or PMDD, which is just a fancy acronym for excessive female bitchiness. Anyway, I don't think anger management would have helped me. I wasn't angry in the traditional sense, I was manic and irritated. I wish that I had a better answer, but it appears to me that medication is the only thing that helped. I don't fly into rages anymore and I'm still the same person with the same circumstances that I had before. I blame it all on the disorder.
Many times when I was raging I would think in the back of my mind "What in the hell is going on here? This isn't me and I don't know who it is that's taking over, but they are straight out of hell." There was a couple of times that my husband accused me of being possessed, and that's exactly how I felt sometimes. Anyway, I finally found the right drug (for the moment) and I haven't had a problem with rage in over a year.