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Your Cruelty to Others May Also be Known as:
Acting cruel
Acting mean
Being cruel
Being mean

Top 4 Cruelty to Others Causes

  1. 1.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who can diagnose you by interview. Most people get better with treatment. Therapy can show you how to recognize and change your thinking patterns before they lead to panic. Medication may be beneficial.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Non - Specific Depressed Mood

    Depressed mood can be a normal occurrence, many people have short periods in their lives when they feel down or sad. Your symptoms do not meet the criteria for a depression.

    You do not need to go see your general doctor or psychiatrist at this time; however, if you continue to feel blue or have additional issues, come back here and check-in as your diagnosis can change in time, which may require a doctor's evaluation and resulting treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific depressed mood:
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific depressed mood:
    thoughts of suicide
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  3. 3.Acute Stress Disorder

    Acute stress disorder describes changes in one's mood or memory for less than a month following an emotional or traumatic event.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can do a thorough assessment and refer you to a psychiatrist if necessary. Treatment is mostly through counseling.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with acute stress disorder:
    impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Mild Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)

    Dysthymia, also called persistent depressive disorder, is a form of depression that is chronic. The causes of dysthymia are complex, and often are a combination of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. Dysthymia can interfere with everyday life, and people with this condition report feeling loss of interest in their daily activities, sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Dysthymia is treated similarly to depression with therapy and antidepressant medication.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbance
    Symptoms that always occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    severe sadness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Cruelty to Others

  • Q.Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our cruelty to others symptom checker.

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Cruelty to Others Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced cruelty to others have also experienced:

    • 11% Aggression
    • 7% Frequent Mood Swings
    • 4% Cruelty to Animals
  • People who have experienced cruelty to others were most often matched with:

    • 31% Panic Disorder
    • 18% Acute Stress Disorder
    • 12% Non - Specific Depressed Mood

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