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VIOLENCE “DOES THE BRAIN SHOW PREDISPOSITION OF VIOLENCE ?”

VIOLENCE                         “DOES THE BRAIN SHOW PREDISPOSITION OF VIOLENCE ?”

OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD IS “VIOLENCE”.  OFTEN, VIOLENCE HAPPENS IN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS WITNESSED VIOLENCE THEMSELVES.  THIS VIOLENCE IS IMPRINTED IN THE HUMAN MIND, SOMETIMES FROM MEMORIES, ONE HAS FROM CHILDHOOD, OR PERHAPS IN THEIR HOME ENVIRONMENT WHEN THEY WERE A CHILD.  WHEN I DECIDED TO MAKE OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD, VIOLENCE, I STARTED TO READ EVERYTHING I COULD FIND ABOUT VIOLENCE FROM CREDIBLE SOURCES.  ABOVE, I ASKED A QUESTION I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT AND THE ANSWER IS NOT BLACK AND WHITE. 

INTERESTINGLY, VIOLENT OR ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITIES DO HAVE CLEAR CHEMICAL MARKERS IN  THE BRAIN.  THERE WAS A STUDY DONE IN 2002  TESTING AGGRESSION IN HUMAN INTERACTION.  THE STUDY FOCUSED ON A PARTICULAR GENE, THE MONOAMINE OXIDASE GENE. THIS GENE ULTIMATELY CAUSES ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION OF SEROTONIN IN THE AMYGDALA, A PART OF THE BRAIN. 

THERE ARE TWO  PARTS OF OUR BRAIN ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION.  THE AMYGDALA, AS WELL AS THE PREFONTAL CORTEX.  THIS IS ONE KEY  WE USE TO EXPLAIN WHO WE ARE AS WELL AS OUR BEHAVIOR AND OUR ANGER LEVELS.  WITH STUDIES LIKE THIS, IT GIVES US THE KNOWLEDGE TO BE AWARE OF VIOLENCE, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, AND ANGER.  BY BEING AWARE OF WHAT CAUSES AGGRESSION AND VIOLENCE IN OTHERS, WE CAN AT LEAST UNDERSTAND THERE ARE FORCES AT PLAY WE DO NOT CONTROL. WITHOUT THERAPY OR MEDICATION AND COOPERATION FROM THE OTHER PERSON, THESE INDIVIDUALS WILL ALWAYS BE OVERLY AGGRESSIVE, AND POTENTIALLY VIOLENT.  EVIL IN ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITIES, AND PERSONALITIES THAT GET FRUSTRATED EASILY ALSO REACT POORLY.  THE AMYGDALA REGULATES SEROTONIN LEVELS AND SEROTONIN LEVELS ARE LOW IN CASES OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OR VIOLENT TENDENCIES.  

 LEVELS OF FRUSTRATION ARE ANOTHER KEY THAT MAY LEAD TO VIOLENCE IN INDIVIDUALS.  EXAMPLES OF TRIGGERS CAUSING FRUSTRATION TO ELEVATE WOULD BE HOTTER TEMPERATURES, PAIN, AND INTERACTION WITH INDIVIDUALS THEY ARE IN A  RELATIONSHIP WITH WHERE THERE ARE HOSTILITY AND VOLATILITY.   THESE INDIVIDUALS MUST FEEL IN CONTROL OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND IMPLODE WHEN DEALING WITH ISSUES THEY DON’T CONTROL.  ANOTHER IMPORTANT FACTOR THAT SEEMS TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN MOST CASES IS THE VIOLENCE STARTED AT HOME WHEN THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE CHILDREN THEMSELVES.  IN FACT, WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN, THE CHILD THAT WAS THE MOST HURTFUL AND MOST LIKELY WAS A BULLY HIMSELF.  IT IS OFTEN FOUND THAT THE VIOLENT ADULT WAS CREATED BY EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES AS WELL THAT OCCURRED AS A CHILD.  WHEN DO WE KNOW THAT SOMEONE WHO IS VIOLENT BECOMES DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY IF WE ARE ALREADY WITH THEM AND HAVE BEEN THROUGH YEARS OF THIS BEHAVIOR?  LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBSTER MEANING AND DAILY WISDOM WORD MEANING OF “VIOLENCE”.  WEBSTER MEANING OF VIOLENCE-BEHAVIOR INVOLVING PHYSICAL FORCE INTENDING TO HURT OR HARM ANOTHER PERSON.

DAILY WISDOM WORD MEANING OF VIOLENCE- ONE WHO HAS ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND IS PREDISPOSED FROM A LACK OF SEROTONIN.  IT APPEARS VIOLENT INDIVIDUALS HAVE LITTLE ACTIVITY IN THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX AND AMYGDALA WHEREAS HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS  HAVE MUCH MORE ACTIVITY WITHIN THESE AREAS OF THE BRAIN.  

THIS PLACES A GREAT BURDEN ON THE INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A PARTNER TO SOMEONE THAT IS VIOLENT BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHAT MAY SET THESE INDIVIDUALS OFF.  IF THEY DON’T GET HELP AND REMAIN WITH THE SAME PERSON, THERE IS NO “RESET” BUTTON.  VIOLENT PEOPLE HAVE THE BEST CONTROL OVER THEMSELVES IN A NEW RELATIONSHIP.  SADLY, IF ONE STAYS WITH THIS VIOLENT INDIVIDUAL, THEY WILL GET HURT.  IN PSYCHOLOGY, THIS IS REFERRED TO AS AN “ESCALATION PHASE”.  WHATEVER KIND OF ABUSE YOUR PARTNER IS COMFORTABLE WITH, YOU CAN EXPECT TO  GET AN ESCALATED VERSION OF IT.  

CAN ONE WHO HAS VIOLENT TENDENCIES OR ANGER MANAGEMENT CHANGE?   I FIND THAT CHANGE IS BEST ACCOMPLISHED WHEN ONE ADDRESSES THEIR ISSUES WITH VIOLENCE AND ANGER AND SEEKS HELP FOR THEMSELVES.  THEY ALSO WANT HELP FOR THEIR LOVED ONES AS THEY SEE HOW THEIR ANGER AFFECTS THEM.  THERE IS HOPE AND HELP OUT THERE, BUT IT TAKES HARD INTERNAL WORK FOR THESE CHANGES TO OCCUR.  MEDICATION, COGNITIVE THERAPY, GROUP THERAPY, SENSING WHEN ANGER IS BUILDING, AND TURNING TO A HEALTHY OUTLET TO RELEASE THESE FEELINGS BEFORE THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROL ARE JUST A FEW OPTIONS OUT THERE TO TREAT ANGER MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.

I DID A LOT OF RESEARCH GETTING THE KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ABOVE ARTICLE.  I  FEEL COMFORTABLE WRITING THIS BECAUSE MY WORDS ARE BASED ON RESEARCH I DID MYSELF.  I AM NOT A LICENSED THERAPIST BUT HAVE HAD ENOUGH TRAINING TO KNOW IF YOU ARE WITH SOMEONE WHO EXHIBITS VIOLENT TENDENCIES, AND DOES NOT WISH TO GET HELP FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF HIMSELF AND OTHERS, ONE DAY THE VIOLENCE COULD “SNAP”.  ANYTHING FURTHER THAN THIS I AM NOT COMFORTABLE WRITING ABOUT.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING THIS ARTICLE ON VIOLENCE.  IT IS A DIFFICULT DAILY WISDOM WORD TO WRITE ABOUT.  HOWEVER, CHANCE S ARE IN MY FAVOR OTHERS WILL READ THIS AND SOMEONE WILL GAIN ENOUGH INFORMATION TO STOP EITHER INTERACTING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS VIOLENT OR SOMEONE VIOLENT WILL GET HELP.  THE NUMBER TO THE NATIONAL ABUSE HOTLINE IS 1-800-799-SAFE.  

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