Intermittent Explosive Disorder, a mental illness, which was under-diagnosed till now was found to be more prevalent among the people that it was thought before//. Intermittent Explosive Disorder or Rage disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of angry and potentially violent outbursts. This illness if left untreated may also lead to other mental illnesses and substance abuse.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder attacks are out of proportion to the social stressors triggering them and are not due to another mental disorder or the effects of drugs or alcohol, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). People with this disorder overreact to situations with uncontrollable rage, feel a sense of relief during the angry outburst, and then feel remorseful about their actions.
'Intermittent Explosive Disorder is not a clinical term well-known in society, but the weight of these numbers should help patients and physicians come to recognize the pervasiveness of this disorder and develop appropriate treatment strategies,' says Kessler, senior author of the study.
'In the general population, aggressiveness or ‘blowing up’ is considered bad behavior; people think, ‘This person just needs an attitude adjustment.’ But Intermittent Explosive Disorder goes beyond that, having strong genetic and biomedical underpinnings,' says coauthor Emil Coccaro, MD, the Ellen C. Manning professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
Among people with this disorder, 81.8 percent also were diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug abuse disorders, although the age of onset of Intermittent Explosive Disorder was usually much earlier than that of these other disorders. 'This suggests that people with this disorder may be more susceptible to other disorders because of increased stressful life experiences as a result of thPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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