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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Hostility (Overview)

Hostility is a clinical finding in which a person is physically or verbally combative with others. This may be due to psychiatric illness.


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How do I recover from hostility?

How do I recover from hostility?

Glad you want to...: Psychotherapy would be the place to start; find a good therapist; engage openly in the process. Much psychological/emotional relief is in store for you! good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
120 doctors shared insights

Hostility (Overview)

Hostility is a clinical finding in which a person is physically or verbally combative with others. This may be due to psychiatric illness.


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What can one do about intense hostility / anger?

What can one do about intense hostility / anger?

Get therapy: Anger often results from frustration from: 1) not getting one's way; 2) difficulty reaching goals; 3) expectations exceeding reality; and 4) feeling disrespected. Sometimes pain can cause anger. Learning to deal with anger is a skill. Get involved in an anger management group and learn about the dysfunctional thoughts & emotional triggers that lead to anger. Learn new coping skills. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I recover from hostility against coworker?

How do I recover from hostility against coworker?

See below: Need more info in terms of what happened and led to hostility. Was it work-related? In any case, civility and interacting only in terms of work-related matters might help. If you feel, you can't handle the hostility, see a counselor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my hunger turns to hostility and bug eating?

Explore or explode!: ...Clearly something needing in depth exploring and resolution... Psychotherapy is highly recommended. Repressed discomfort does fester, and when it comes out, does so with uncanny intensity and unrecognizable form. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on anger and hostility control?

Where can I find information on anger and hostility control?

Books/internet: The apa has an article on anger management here http://www.Apa.Org/topics/anger/control.Aspx. Look on amazon for anger management books. There are books such as, the anger workbook by les carter. There are also psychological and medical reasons for anger problems. You may need the help of a therapist and/or md. Make an appointment with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is hostility a mental illness of sorts please?

Is hostility a mental illness of sorts please?

Hostility in and of: Itself, is not a mental illness, but as a symptom, it could be related to a number of possible illnesses. I would strongly advise first a thorough physical examination with your family doctor to run out any underlying medical problems as the cause and then an evaluation with a psychiatrist. We are here to help. ...Read more

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Is hostility a mental illness?

Can be a symptom: Hostility isn't a mental illness, but it certainly can be a symptom that is a part of a number of mental health disorders. ...Read more

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How do you cope with the hostility from others who preferred the days before economy crashed?

Be nice.: I know it's tempting to tell such people that nobody wants to hear it, nothing lasts forever, get over it. But my #1 rule for living, taught to me by my mother: if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. ...Read more

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What could be causing my feelings of hostility towards everyone?

Everyone?: When anger, irritiability or hostility persists over time / is not situational or involves a particular person that may be provoking such reaction, consider medical or psychiatric causes. Depression/ anxiety can provoke irritability as can medical conditions which mimic this. Trauma, family of origing issues and personality issues may contribute. Psychiatric/psychological consultation advised. ...Read more