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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Hostility (Overview)

Hostile behavior can be overt and covert, active (doing something) or passive (the act of refusing to do something) and refers to behavior that is antagonistic, malicious, or markedly unfriendly.


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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)

Hostile behavior can be overt and covert, active (doing something) or passive (the act of refusing to do something) and refers to behavior that is antagonistic, malicious, or markedly unfriendly.


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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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What is the definition or description of: Hostility?

Hostility: Hostile behavior can be overt and covert, active (doing something) or passive (the act of refusing to do something) and refers to behavior that is antagonistic, malicious, or markedly unfriendly. ...Read more

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Why does my hunger turns to hostility and bug eating?

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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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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Is hostility a mental illness?

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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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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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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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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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

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Why does my hunger turns to hostility and overeating?

Why does my hunger turns to hostility and overeating?

Low glucose: When you are hungry your blood glucose blood level goes down, bearing in mind that glucose is the main nutrient to brain cells then your brain is hungry which irritability is one of its manifestation, regarding over eating it is a rebound effect created in humans since cave man when food was not continuous to save energy for the future. ...Read more

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Can medication withdrawals cause agression and hostility?

Can medication withdrawals cause agression and hostility?

Yes: The most likely drugs to do so when withdrawn are tranquilizers, antidepressants, sedatives, antipsychotics, ethanol and many drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my hostility toward someone unwilling to admit they did anything wrong?

How do I overcome my hostility toward someone unwilling to admit they did anything wrong?

Let it go!: Understand that it's not rational to believe that people always admit it when they're wrong. It also helps to be humble enough to admit to yourself that people have their own perspectives on things. It might be my opinion that someone is wrong, but i don't know every detail and am not in a position to be the final judge. It's a waste of time to try to get others to behave as i see fit. Carry on. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are involved in hostility?

Which parts of the brain are involved in hostility?

Brain and anger: The amygdala is the area of the brain responsible for emotional responses including anger. If you are struggling with anger issues find a good therapist to work with to help you process and work through issues. ...Read more

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Does Alzheimer's cause the victim to have hostility?

Does Alzheimer's cause the victim to have hostility?

Often: Because of impaired self-monitoring (lack of appreciating the impact of one's actions), disinhibition (lack of ability to repress socially unacceptable behavior) and impaired perception (delusions, fearfulness, paranoia) often cause hostility. Misinterpretation of other's motivations and behaviors may provoke aggressiveness. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my hostility toward someone whey they are unwilling to admit they did anything wrong?

How do I overcome my hostility toward someone whey they are unwilling to admit they did anything wrong?

See Below: Need to know the nature of r/s to answer fully. You cannot change someone, but you can change ways you're dealing with that someone.Once you establish you can't change the other person, validate your own feelings to yourself, do deep breathing, relaxation. While feelings of anger are understandable when you feel you've been wronged, it's what you do with the anger and the choice is yours. ...Read more

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Is it possible that family hostility and cruelty cause schizoid personality disorder?

Is it possible that family hostility and cruelty cause schizoid personality disorder?

Schizoid personality disorder: Risk factors having a parent or other relative who has schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder or schizophrenia having a parent who was cold or unresponsive to emotional needs being hypersensitive or thin-skinned in your early teen years and having these needs treated with annoyance or scorn, child abuse, neglect or mistreatment. www.mayoclinic.com. ...Read more

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I just started Neurontin (gabapentin). I know that it isn't a common side effect of Neurontin (gabapentin), but it's making me have some intense hostility. Will it go away?

I just started Neurontin (gabapentin). I know that it isn't a common side effect of Neurontin (gabapentin), but it's making me have some intense hostility. Will it go away?

Won't subside: I've had to stop gabapentin in a few isolated cases for development of spontaneous irritability, unusual excitability, and even symptoms of anger and hostility in patients who are not normally so inclined. You should report this change to your doctor and ask to be changed to another agent. ...Read more

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Has anyone had anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Has anyone had anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone): Possible on high dose in patient with anger problems or bipolar do. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Has anyone seen anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Restlessness: The only paradoxic reaction I have noted with Buspar (buspirone) is increased restlessness and anxiety. I have not seen agitation or aggression. However, there are very rare reports of Buspar (buspirone) activating mania. A person in a manic state could become aggressive. ...Read more

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I want to discontinue the generic of wellbutrin (bupropion) because of the side effects I am getting (anger and hostility?

I want to discontinue the generic of wellbutrin (bupropion) because of the side effects I am getting (anger and hostility?

Talk to your doctor: Before stopping any medication. However, if your question is about whether wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause these side effects, the answer is yes, in some patients. ...Read more

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Can taking clonazepam cause hostility and aggression?

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

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Has anyone experienced extreme aggression/hostility while on 1mg klonopin (clonazepam)?

Yes: Can cause disinhibition when mixed with other mind alterung substances but one mg makes it rare. ...Read more

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Used 2 take 4 300mg Trileptal daily 4 bipolar.Take 3 daily now.Bcuz of moodswings,insomnia,hostility need original dose but pdoc wont do ANYthing.??

Used 2 take 4 300mg Trileptal daily 4 bipolar.Take 3 daily now.Bcuz of moodswings,insomnia,hostility need original dose but pdoc wont do ANYthing.??

Maybe a reason: If there were side effects to the higher dose of trileptal, there would be a good reason to reduce the dose. Perhaps the plan is to make a change in your treatment. Your provider does not want to give you a hard time- it may be they are protecting you from some problems you had with the medicine. They may be able to explain this to you and it is alright to ask. ...Read more

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My pdoc's just a resident.Im bipolar&told her im having more mood swings,hostility,insomnia.She wont make any mood stabilizer changes!What to do?Help!

My pdoc's just a resident.Im bipolar&told her im having more mood swings,hostility,insomnia.She wont make any mood stabilizer changes!What to do?Help!

Second Opinion: Physicians at all levels of training are concerned with best management practices for their patients. Residents are supervised and trained, with all cases being discussed with their attending physicians (supervisors). You cannot coerce the physician to change your care if they believe it to be in your best interest but you can obtain a second opinion if you disagree. ...Read more

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Can large dermoid ovarian cyst cause mood issues? Hostility, sadness, mood swings. I'm otherwise well-medicated and seen by a psychiatrist.

Can large dermoid ovarian cyst cause mood issues? Hostility, sadness, mood swings. I'm otherwise well-medicated and seen by a psychiatrist.

Highly unlikely: If you are experiencing mood swings, hostility, and sadness, you should see your psychiatrist as soon as possible. It is more likely that you need an adjustment in your psychiatric medications and/or more intensive counseling and/or close monitoring by your psychiatrist. It is possible that the knowledge of having large dermoid cyst could affect your mood. ...Read more

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