"Get help NOW!" That’s the desperate demand BRAD PITT issued to ANGELINA JOLIE after the two quarreled over her runaway raging temper.

The Inglourious Basterds star is insisting that Angelina get anger management counseling immediately to save their family, say sources.

"Brad thinks Angie has a major problem, and he wants her to deal with it before she does something she’ll regret," revealed an insider.

"He believes she should get into treatment right away."

As The ENQUIRER recently reported, the 35-year-old Oscar winner’s violent screaming rages have reduced the couple’s sensitive daughter Shiloh to tears.

And the insider maintained that Brad’s worried that if Angie "doesn’t learn to control her outbursts, something awful could happen. He’s concerned for the kids’ and Angie’s well-being."

The Tourist beauty and Brad are parents to three biological children – Shiloh, 4, and 2-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox. They also have three adopted youngsters – Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, and 5-year-old Zahara. This isn’t the first time Angie’s hair-trigger temper has caused a relationship crisis.

The handsome 47-year-old actor has long been frustrated with Angelina’s self-destructive behavior, including a suicide attempt and weight-loss issues.

An emotional meltdown this past summer nearly drove Angelina to check herself back into a mental hospital. Her first stay in a psych ward was in 2000, when she committed herself to the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA Medical Center.

But after an overstressed Angelina unloaded on Shiloh during a Nov. 30 outburst in Paris, Brad decided to confront his partner of six years.

"While they were in New York, Brad sat Angie down and told her point-blank that she needs professional help," explained the insider.

"He said, ‘No more excuses – get help now!’ "He won’t tolerate her lashing out at their kids.

"Brad told Angie he wanted her to start intensive therapy right away.

"He didn’t leave any room for negotiating. He will take the kids and leave if Angie doesn’t own up to her anger issues.

"But Brad loves her dearly, and he has promised to be supportive and stick with Angie as she works through her problems."