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Aggression: Introduction

Aggression: Overly aggressive behavior. See detailed information below for a list of 192 causes of Aggression, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Aggression:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Aggression. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Aggression

Home medical tests possibly related to Aggression:

Causes of Types of Aggression:

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Aggression: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Aggression, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Aggression Treatments

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Stories from Users for Aggression

Real-life user stories relating to Aggression:

Message Boards for Aggression

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Aggression or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Aggression:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Aggression. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - distressed, agitated.
  • Physical examination - looking for causes of delirium.
  • Blood tests - full blood count, thyroid test, Vitamin B12, folate, (looking for a cause that aggravates depression and delirium).
  • Blood glucose level ( looking for hypoglycemia )
  • Liver function test ( looking for alcoholic liver disease)
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Aggression:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Aggression as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Aggression:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Aggression as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Methyldopa and haloperidol interaction
  • Aldomet and haloperidol interaction
  • Amodopa and haloperidol interaction
  • Donepezil and Paroxetine interaction
  • more interactions...»

Aggression: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Aggression may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Aggression

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Aggression. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Aggression: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Aggression

Rare epilepsy can cause a variety of severe emotional and depressive symptoms: The book "Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women" reports on a case of a woman with severe personality and behavioral symptoms, and a diagnosis of Borderline Personality more »

Various mental health symptoms caused by rare epilepsy: Temporal lobe epilepsy is a less common form of epilepsy that does not have the more »

Conduct disorder diagnosis hid nutritional disorder: The book "A Dose of Sanity" reports on a case of a "conduct-disordered" teenager, who was actually suffering from an undiagnosed and sub-clinical form of more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from their physician, more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders more »

Aggression: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Aggression: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Aggression: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Aggression:

Form of behavior which leads to self-assertion; it may arise from innate drives and/or a response to frustration; may be manifested by destructive and attacking behavior, by covert attitudes of hostility and obstructionism, or by healthy self-expressive drive to mastery.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Aggression:

The list of organs typically affected by Aggression may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Aggression

The list below shows some of the causes of Aggression mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Aggression?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Aggression. Of the 192 causes of Aggression that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 177 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Aggression:

The following list of conditions have 'Aggression' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Aggression:

The following list of medical conditions have Aggression or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Aggression Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Aggression based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Aggression?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Aggression, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Aggression:

    Subtypes of Aggression:

    Anger (15 causes), Hostility (28 causes), Violence (7 causes), Violent behavior (28 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Aggression:

    Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Irritability (783 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes)

    Symptoms related to Aggression:

    Irritability (783 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Social symptoms (126 causes), Agitation (238 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Anger (15 causes), Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Rage, Abuse, Behaviour

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    Medical News summaries about Aggression

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