Also known as Aggressiveness, Combative, Criminality, Cruelty, Being destructive, and Quarrelsome
Aggression, in its broadest sense, is behavior, or a disposition, that is forceful, hostile or attacking. It may occur either in retaliation or without provocation.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of hostile behavior are schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, and bipolar disorder. Other possible causes, such as alcohol abuse, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with hostile behavior, 76% report having depressive or psychotic symptoms, 33% report having depression, and 27% report having temper problems.
Patients with hostile behavior often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, urinalysis, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, toxicology screen, electrolytes panel and blood alcohol .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hostile behavior include lorazepam, haloperidol, risperidone, quetiapine (seroquel), olanzapine (zyprexa), divalproex sodium (depakote), aripiprazole (abilify), benztropine, lithium (li), ziprasidone (geodon), atomoxetine (strattera), nicotine and chlorpromazine (thorazine) .
|Divalproex Sodium (Depakote)|
Groups of people at highest risk for hostile behavior include sex == male age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get hostile behavior.