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How could you define aggression?

How could you define 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

Dr. John Landi
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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 disorder is characterized by aggression?

What disorder is characterized by aggression?

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

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How do you stop a child with an aggression disorder?

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

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What is the definition or description of: aggression?

What is the definition or description of: aggression?

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 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 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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What can I do to control my anger and aggression?

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

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Will longer peroids of no sex increase aggression?

Will longer peroids of no sex increase aggression?

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

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What can I do to control my building aggression and rage?

See your family doc: And if medically cleared , see a psychiatrist! you din't have to live that way. ...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

Lithium (Definition)

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


Dr. Glen Elliott
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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, ...Read more