This question does not relate to personal situations and medical advice that I am seeking for. I know very little about psychology and have suspicions that I'll want to confirm that if it is a possibility, or any other causes of.

If a person, wants to and let's say needs to feel anger or aggression, in a self-defence reason, but can't. Instead of this, they feel the need to 'runaway' or 'cry', or they have a feeling of 'deep, uneasy sadness'.

Could this be caused by an earlier suffered depression, which included major agression issues, and since the depression totally healed away, the agression could have totally disappeared as well? Even unwillingly?

Even if depression has nothing to do with it, what could be other possible causes? Is it possible to restore the controlled aggression that was present prior to the depression? Could this be a cause of 'drug misuse' in the sense of taking in high levels of nicotone, caffeine, taurine, certain vitamins or lack of them for example alcohol and/or certain hormones?

One thing, I'd really want to mention is that I do understand that agression is not a good thing. Yes, I wrote "not a good thing" because it's not a bad thing either, a person will frequently need it to defend themselves, from other agressors that will try to overpower you and showing yourself weak will only do worse.

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  • Welcome to Psychology.SE. What have you read on the subject of aggression and anger? What makes you think that taking high levels of nicotine, caffeine, taurine or vitamins would cause lack of aggression? Is this from something you read? If so what was that? – Chris Rogers Oct 11 at 22:41
  • Something else for you to think about too: You said that anger is not a bad thing (in certain situations). Whilst I understand the angle from which you are looking at this, maybe you could think about the difference between anger/aggression and assertiveness. Is it possible that aggression could escalate a hostile situation rather than deal with it? Just some food for thought which you may want to research whilst waiting for an answer or trying to find the answer. – Chris Rogers Oct 11 at 22:43
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    I had a touch of deja vu for a moment and realised that you posted the same question at MedicalSciences.SE. – Chris Rogers Oct 11 at 22:52
  • Hi yes, as you recommended, I reposted the same question. Taking high levels of nicotine, caffeine affects people in short term, however if it happens consisently it affects people in long term as well, as read on many health information pages. And also no, i didn't mean assertiveness. And in the sentece after that, you almsot summarised my paragraphs: aggression could deal with hostile situations. Also I've done some research and didnt find anything similar to what I was looking for. – RatherAnon Oct 12 at 5:57
  • Can you please provide an example or 2 of what you have read on nicotine, taurine etc. reducing anger/aggression levels? Especially caffeine as I can only find articles saying the opposite. – Chris Rogers Oct 12 at 7:02