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What causes passive aggression?

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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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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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Stopped modafinil cause of aggression & tachycardia.Waiting for lab-test results.Already have ritalin, (methylphenidate) i want try 40mg in 2 divided dose.Advices?Thanks

Stopped modafinil cause of aggression & tachycardia.Waiting for lab-test results.Already have ritalin, (methylphenidate) i want try 40mg in 2 divided dose.Advices?Thanks

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Maybe a slow release methylphenidate could be of use to you. Finding the right dose can be frustrating. Avoid caffeine at all costs! this can cause tachycardia. Your doctor can provide you with several slow release or continual release options that are available. Hope this helps. ...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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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 can cause sudden paranoya, aggression and extreme hypochandria in 64 yr old diabetic? Can it be reversed?

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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What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more

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Can taking clonazepam cause hostility and aggression?

Possibly: Usually Clonazepam is used to decrease anxiety which can lead to irritability and aggressive behavior. On the other hand Clonazepam can decrease inhibition much like alcohol which can increase risk of expression of underlying hostility and lead to aggressive behavior. There are many other meds and/or therapy more effective for underlying cause of hostility. See doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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