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Aggressive Behavior (Definition)

Aggressive behavior is a symptom in which a person behaves or reacts strongly, in a way that often results in breaking rules or the law. Aggressive behavior can be violent and spontaneous, and is meant to cause pain or harm, either physically or psychologically.

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Can tylenol with codeine cause aggressive behavior in children? My 4 yr old child has been taking it every 4 hours for one week after a tonsillectomy

Can tylenol with codeine cause aggressive behavior in children? My 4 yr old child has been taking it every 4 hours for one week after a tonsillectomy

Yes: I have seen the Codeine have the effect of producing irritability in some kids. You may want to try tylenol without for a few doses to see if you get your kid back. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have passive/aggressive behavior?

An interaction style: Passive/aggressive behavior is a way some deal with others when asked to do something they do not really like but believe they cannot outright refuse to do. Instead, they have a negative attitude and "forget" to carry our tasks while being critical of authority and alternating between outright hostility and contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

Adolescent health

Excessive tv watching can contribute to visual problems, weight gain, aggression and inattention. ...See more

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Will day care help with my child's aggressive behavior?

Will day care help with my child's aggressive behavior?

This should help: Day care is a great way to introduce baby to the process of getting along with others. They are self centered by nature and have different levels of aggressive behavior when placed in a group. The key difference in day care is the primary caregivers regard each child as equal & your baby begins to accept a relative strangers limit setting when they would challenge yours. ...Read more

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Can testosterone therapy increase a woman's risk of aggression?

Can testosterone therapy increase a woman's risk of aggression?

Yes: In both men & women, testosterone therapy in excess can increase risk of aggression. Typically, if someone is good-natured, testosterone in excess won't change their temperament. But in those who are already nasty to begin with, it's been said that too much testosterone can make their disposition worse. Notice i didn't list a specific level as everyone has an individual threshold. ...Read more

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Aerobic Exercise (Tip)

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise tip: some team sports allow you to work out aggression while getting fit. ...See more

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What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Not clear: All of the ssris have been shown to be highly beneficial for treating ocd. Those available in the us are fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox), citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), and clomipramine (anafranil). Side effects vary, and sometimes one will work and aother won't, so trying several if needed is appropriate. ...Read more

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Used Paxil 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Used Paxil 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Paxil & aggression?: Ssri antidepressants generally calm aggression rather than increasing it. A small percentage of patients (3-5%) may experience agitation on the medication. There have been legal arguments about the "agitation" manifesting as aggression. On the other hand, depression itself may cause irritability and angry outbursts. ...Read more

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ADHD (Tip)

ADHD

Medicines can decrease reactivity & aggression, but do not motivate you or make you try new skills. ...See more

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Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Adderall problems: Have you discussed this with your doctor? Have you ever looked up the side effects of Adderall. If you were my patient, I would discontinue your Adderall, as it's probably making you worse. 80 mgs per day is not a low dose. If you're not careful, you could end up in a hospital. You should contact your doctor now. You are at risk for heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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Aggression (Definition)

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 ...Read more

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