This behavior, which can be symptomatic of disorders such as ODD, includes acting or speaking in a hostile or violent manner toward others.
Borderline personality disorder
This disorder is characterized by impulsivity as well as persistent patterns of instability in affect, self-image, and relationships.
Brief psychotic disorder
Symptoms of this disorder include temporary episodes of disorganized speech, hallucinations, delusions, and/or catatonic or grossly disorganized behaviors.
This experience includes confused thoughts, reduced understanding or awareness of one’s surroundings, and significant disturbances in cognitive functioning.
Delusions involve holding onto certain beliefs that an individual will refuse to disavow even in the face over overwhelming contradictory evidence.
People who have this disorder may engage in repetitive and persistent behaviors that infringe upon the basic rights of others or contradictory to age-appropriate societal norms.
OCD is characterized by persistent, recurrent, and unwanted thoughts, urges, and/or behaviors.
Oppositional defiant disorder
Individuals who have ODD will have difficulty getting along with others, and will be prone to violent outbursts, antagonizing behaviors, and a disregard for authority.
This disorder is characterized by sudden and recurrent episodes of extreme fear, racing heartbeat, sensation of choking, and similar unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms.
This involves a separation from the reality in which one exists. Symptoms of psychosis can include strange physical behaviors, disorganized thoughts, visual and/or auditory hallucinations, and delusions.
Posttraumatic stress disorder
PTSD is characterized by several distressing symptoms and alterations in behavior in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing one or more traumatic events.
Individuals who have schizoaffective disorder will experience the symptoms of schizophrenia as well as symptoms of mania and/or major depression.
Symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, and catatonia can make it difficult for people with schizophrenia to interpret or interact with their environment.
This term describes several behaviors that are engaged in for the purpose of inflicting damage onto one’s own body, such as cutting or burning one’s skin, breaking one’s bones, or pulling out one’s hair.
Any thoughts of ending one’s own life, from a brief consideration of doing so through the development of a specific plan for how, when, and were to kill oneself, fall under the description of suicidal ideation.
Painful, upsetting, or tragic events such as military combat, physical attack, sexual assault, serious illness, natural disasters, automobile accidents, and the sudden death of a loved one, fall under the category of trauma.