Psychopharmacologic Management of Aggression

William J. Newman

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This article is designed to provide an overview of the existing literature on pharmacologically managing aggression, with a specific focus on psychiatric diagnoses commonly associated with increased aggression. Self-injurious behaviors and suicide are sometimes classified as forms of aggression, but information presented here focuses primarily on aggression toward others (physical and/or verbal).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-972
Number of pages16
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Aggression
  • Aggressive
  • Assault
  • Off-label
  • Pharmacologic
  • Psychopharmacologic
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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