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Dr. Walter Husar
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Aggression (Overview)

Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for mate and dominance respectively.


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How could you define aggression?

How could you define aggression?

Defined below: Being aggressive often means being physical or showing force, but it is equally powerful as an adjective reflecting a forceful determination to get something done. An aggressive football player may tackle everyone in sight to get a win, while a driven student might tackle a project or problem head-on with aggressive determination to improve their grade. Aggressive comes from the Latin aggress-, "attack," and being aggressive shows an intention to attack bodily, mentally, or verbally whatever gets in the way. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Aggression (Overview)

Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for mate and dominance respectively.


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What disorder is characterized by aggression?

What disorder is characterized by aggression?

Many: Aggression is a common symptom in many disorders. In my practice of child & adolescent psychiatry, aggression is actually the most common reason for referral. Aggression is a somewhat generic reaction of some people who are in distress. Aggression alone is not much help diagnostically. Discovering the underlying causes, or triggers, for the aggression is the key to proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you stop a child with an aggression disorder?

Aggressive child: It really depends on what is causing the behavior.Abnormal development? Poor communication skills? Stress? Frustration? Once the underlying factor for the behavior is identified, behavioral intervention, parent skill training are helpful.Medications are sometimes indicated in severe or specific cases. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aggression?

What is the definition or description of: aggression?

Damaging behavior: Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for mate and dominance respectively. ...Read more

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Why sometimes i think of fighting some one (i am not a fighter, nor do I start fights)? What causes this random aggression?

Suppressed anger: You may be carrying around anger or resentment toward someone and not be consciously aware of it. You may fear that expressing it will damage the relationship, hurt the other person or get out of control. Look into yourself (or let a therapist help you) to see where the anger lies, then figure out how to let it out harmlessly. ...Read more

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What causes passive aggression?

Unmet needs: Agression and anger are masks for other emotions. Finding out what the emotion behind the behavior and the unmet need is the trick. Google nonviolent communication. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my anger and aggression?

Handling anger: Anger is a normal emotion. However, some people become angry over seemingly trivial things. The intensity of their anger may be excessive for the situation. If this is the case it is important to check out the cause. How anger is expressed behaviorally is very important. If expressed aggressively or w violence – that could be problematic. Passive- aggressive expression of anger does not help. ...Read more

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Will longer peroids of no sex increase aggression?

Will longer peroids of no sex increase aggression?

Might make u cranky!: If you are used to a lot of sex, and masturbation is not an option, then you might get cranky or even short tempered. Football coaches used to forbid their players to have sex before a game to supposedly increase aggression on the grid iron. I don't think it worked very well. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my building aggression and rage?

See your family doc: And if medically cleared , see a psychiatrist! you din't have to live that way. ...Read more

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What could cause confusion, aggression, inconsistent emotions, etc?

What could cause confusion, aggression, inconsistent emotions, etc?

Many possibilities: There are many things that can cause confusion, aggression, and inconsistent emotions. They include abuse of substances such as alcohol, amphetamines, hallucinogens, marijuana, street drugs, plus steroids and even prescribed medications. There could also be withdrawal symptoms from any of the above. The person could be experiencing bipolar disorder, other psychosis, brain injury, etc. ...Read more

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I would like some advice about the autisic sons aggression at school.?

I would like some advice about the autisic sons aggression at school.?

An IEP: Request an IEP meeting in writing so that accommodations are provided by school to safeguard. Talk to pediatrician about a referral to a child psychiatrist. Take care ...Read more

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What can cause sudden paranoya, aggression and extreme hypochandria in 64 yr old diabetic? Can it be reversed?

R/O Delirium: Dr Berry is right on target. The paranoia and aggression are particularly concerning. With new onset in this age group - promptly ruling medical causes is essential. ...Read more

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How can I control my aggression without using drugs? I have asperger's and i find it hard sometimes to control emotions.

Good for you!: Risperdal and Abilify (aripiprazole) are approved for children and adults with autistic spectrum disorders and irritability, you may do well with a combination of individual cognitive-behavioral therapy and social skills group therapy. There are "melt-tabs" forms of Risperdal and Abilify (aripiprazole) that work very quickly if you really get overwhelmed. Read all the tony attwood books and the latest books from dr. Grandin. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between hormone levels and aggression?

What is the correlation between hormone levels and aggression?

Depends . . .: It depends upon what hormone you're asking. For instance, there isn't any link btwn thyroid hormone & aggression. Same for PTH & gh. Not much in literature re lh, fsh, prolactin & even estradiol. Although very little data suggests link btwn high testosterone & mood changes, i warn pts about change in mood for worse, as in 'roid rage, similar to road rage, eg more aggressive, agitated, irritable. ...Read more

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What meds help with aggression in huntingtons disease patients?

Anticonvulsants: Anticonvusants are effective in treating aggression in a variety of disorders, including irritable mania, epilepsy, dementia and in individuals who have experienced head trauma. Because huntingtons is a neurodegenerative disorder, there is extremely abnormal brain electrical activity. Valproate or Carbamazepine may be effective if there are no other contraindications. ...Read more

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Please tell me what stage is anger and aggression in alzheimers?

Please tell me what stage is anger and aggression in alzheimers?

Moderate to severe: Persons with alzheimer's disease may become angry if they do not understand another person. Especially, if the other person tries to provide care they do not believe is necessary. If the caregiver persists, they may defend themselves, become combative and even strike that person. However, they are not really aggressive, they actually consider the caregiver to be the aggressor. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that can combat aggression in a child with asperger?

Is there any medication that can combat aggression in a child with asperger?

Both Risperdal &: Abilify (aripiprazole) are approved for " irritability" in children with autistic disorders. Developmental/behavioral pediatricians tend to use low doses & titrate slowly for optimal effect; we tend to split total daily doses, starting at night because of initial drowsiness. Along with baseline labs (chem panel, liver functions, prolactin level) , we usually order a genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x. ...Read more

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Are my meds (or the lack thereof) causing my aggression? How can I manage my anger?

Are my meds (or the lack thereof) causing my aggression? How can I manage my anger?

See a psychiatrist: Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation of your diagnosis and medications that may be contributing to your anger disorder or simply not helping. Her psychiatrist can then provide with medications that can be of help. Also see a cognitive therapist for anger management. If you have posttraumatic stress disorder then emdr may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

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Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

No, not normal: No, it's not normal to have a mental illness, irrational thinking, or aggression. Pituitary tumors can cause endocrine & other changes, and these can affect how you view & respond to others. Please see your physician as soon as possible about the symptoms you're having. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Lose Temper (Definition)

Losing your temper is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more


Dr. Glen Elliott
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Aggressive Behavior (Definition)

Aggressive behavior can stem from many different sources in the conscious and subconscious mind. It's a good idea to see a seasoned psychologist in order to assess ...Read more