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Lithium And 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
See your family doc: And if medically cleared , see a psychiatrist! you din't have to live that way. ...Read more
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
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
What can cause sudden paranoya, aggression and extreme hypochandria in 64 yr old diabetic? Can it be reversed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more