BERSERK

adj. the condition of someone or something which has gone overboard into violent and destructive behavior. It is a state of losing control mentally and emotionally. Derived from the word berserker which refers to fierce Norse warriors wearing bearskins during battle.

BERSERK: "Far from being ordinary, it must have been too maddening of a problem in order for a person to go berserk!"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BERSERK," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/berserk/ (accessed September 21, 2020).
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