Aggressive Behavior

Aggressive behavior or aggression may be due to hormonal imbalance or genetics. It is the quality of outrage and determination to attack other people. Using abusive language or engaging in violence indicates aggression.

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How can I control my temper and aggressive behavior?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. From previous years my behavior is changed. Now I have become short-tempered and aggressive type which I do not want to be. Please tell me how can I overcome that. I have so much stress.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Increased irritability and anger outbursts can be due to various reasons. Situational, surrounding stress and discomfort make you irritable and angry. When there is anxiety or depression due to some interpersonal relationship problems. Ho...  Read Full »

I have been very aggressive toward people I love and have been hard on myself for the last three months. What can be done to treat this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female and for the past few months, I have been very aggressive toward people I love, and super hard on myself. Three months back I went through some really tough family issues (I am an only child) and I could not see my parents for a month. I find myself getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand what you are feeling right now. Increased anger outbursts, irritability, and self-harm behavior is the indication of some psychiatric problems. Anger outbursts express in the form of aggressive behavior to mostly our loved ones because our mind knows t...  Read Full »

Can stopping psychiatric pills cause a change in my behavior?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 and was diagnosed with unspecified mood disorder when I was about 8 for constantly getting angry at my parents, but I behaved well at school and other places outside the house. When I was about 10, I started taking 2 mg of Risperidone once a day and 200 mg of Lamotrigine twice...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The diagnosis of mood disorders is not easily made at the age of 8 years but if you were given that diagnosis then there must have been a detailed assessment of yours. Coming to your questions, our mood, thoughts, and behavior is controlled by certain chemicals in our b...  Read Full »

I am unable to manage my harmful behavior toward both myself and other people as well as my anxiousness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I constantly overreact to everything that goes on; even the little thing that does not go as planned makes me worried. To stop my anxiety from spiraling out of control or from considering anything that would make me feel worse, I either binge-watch or binge-eat. I worry about the futur...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You might be suffering from major depression. There are non-pharmacological ways to treat depression. I suggest you do so by adhering to the recommendations below. Every day for 30 to 45 minutes, you should eng...  Read Full »

My husband is aggressive and has started to behave violently suddenly, despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has started to behave violently suddenly. Earlier, he had a high temper, but recently for about three to four months back, he has become very aggressive and started breaking things in the house. He does not like talking to anyone, and he might end up beating anyone in front ...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I see your husband has been on Eptoin in the past and is on Sodium Valproate currently, which shows that he is suffering from a seizure disorder or epilepsy. What is the dose of Sodium Valproate he is on? Whe...  Read Full »

Do I need to worry if my very young child is aggressive and hates his father?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is very young but aggressive. He harasses his teacher, brother, and even parents to either harm them or himself. He is attached to me. He has no friends, and at home, he is always in his room completely anti-social. I know he is very young, but I am concerned. Do I need to worry...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems that since childhood, there have been some incidents that had an impact on his growing mind. He has this hidden hatred or disregard for everyone else except you. So, I suggest you take your child to a good...  Read Full »

My mentally unstable brother tortures his wife mentally and physically; he also tries to harm her. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a brother who seems to be suffering from a mental disorder. He is married twice. But even in his second marriage, he mentally and physically tortures his wife. He is very possessive and tries to control his wife. I am very worried.Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to went through your query and understood your concern. It seems he suffers from psychosis or severe mood disturbance like bipolar disorder with mania. It could be some personality issue also. So, I suggest you give him mood stabilizers like Sodium valproate (anti-epil...  Read Full »

Can autism result in behavior change in a 5-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is extremely sensitive to loud sounds. When he gets angry, he lashes out at everyone. He breaks things. When I tried to talk about this with him, he ignores to talk. He was well on his potty training and he was going to the bathroom every time without any accide...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Autism is a spectrum and it is not just one or two symptoms. After visiting a relative, he is not pooping in the toilet and so it can be the cause. Children do not say anything but they observe and learn. Rather than asking him, you can use different parenting technique...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. How do I control my aggressive nature and energy level, which is always high?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have high energy and aggression. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Diagnosis of bipolar disorder is made through history taken from the patient and the patient’s family members. There are no specific tests or imaging techniques that can help in making a diagnosis. DSM-V or ICD ...  Read Full »

My alcoholic son shows aggressive behavior and vomiting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My eldest son is 45 years old. For many years he has drunk heavily, but until seven weeks ago, he had come off alcohol for around four years.His mother, who has died, had a history of manic depression. My son appears to have similar symptoms. For the past seven weeks, he has drunk bott...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about the suffering of your son. Your son is an alcoholic with signs of alcohol intoxication (confusion, irritability, and aggressiveness). Alcohol in excessive amounts causes depleted thiamine and glucose in the blood, which causes ...  Read Full »

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