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disposed to attack

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Amantadine [4] Improved arousal, decreased fatigue, decreased distractibility, and decreased assaultiveness.
Five subscales of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory were used: assaultiveness, indirect hostility, verbal hostility, irritability, and resentment (Buss & Durkee, 1957).
They also reported high levels of assertiveness, sensation seeking, assaultiveness, and verbal hostility.
Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes (for example, belligerence, assaultiveness, apathy, impaired judgment, impaired social or occupational functioning) that developed during, or shortly after, use of or exposure to volatile inhalants.
a medical expert testified that "aggressiveness, assaultiveness, and agitation" generated by the tricyclic antidepressant Sinequan had played a significant role in the crime.
Many authors have written on aggression, describing and documenting assaultiveness in a variety of populations and settings, especially hospital settings, inpatient psychiatric wards and nursing homes.
Thus, if the resident escalates to assaultiveness, a duplicate item (e.
Other means include assaultiveness and fighting, cruelty to people and animals, defiant disobedience, staying out late, running away from home, impulsive stealing, early sexual promiscuity, persistent lying, experimentation with drugs, and destructiveness (vandalism).
This will be manifested by emotional outbursts in school or at home, tantrums, easily aroused assaultiveness, and uncontrolled belligerence.
Pathological intoxication (or "alcohol idiosyncratic intoxication," as it is called in the DSM-IV) is defined as a marked behavioral change, usually including inappropriate belligerence or assaultiveness, following ingestion of a small quantity of alcohol (sometimes as little as one drink) that is not enough to produce the usual signs of intoxication.
A more objective basis for selection of climate indicators can be gleaned by reviewing literature on institutional disturbances and assaultiveness.