ied , most often incorrectly, as understandable responses triggered by the pressures of modern life, rather than a hyper-sensitive reaction to ordinary inconveniences.
The Harvard study estimated that IED sufferers experienced an average of 43 such outbursts in a lifetime .The study's major finding was that up to 7.3% of Americans surveyed had experienced IED in one form or the other , indicating that, IED, which once seemed a comparatively rare disorder, is actually under-diagnosed.
Before IED can be diagnosed, it is necessary to rule out other possibilities like the influence of alcohol or drugs, or it could be a result of other conditions, such as the explosive personality disorder, Tourette'ssyndrome or attention deficit disorder which you get in children. The study also showed that IED commonly makes its first appearance around the age of 14, which may indicate that certain environmental factors, such as bullying, may contribute to it.
The DSM once insisted that patients with 'generalised aggression or impulsivity' be exempted from being classified with IED, but this requirement has been dropped from the most recent edition, resulting in an increase in candidates. There is the difficulty of deciding the severity and frequency of the episodes that may qualify one for being diagnosed with IED. The broadest definition used by the Harvard study requires just three episodes in a lifetime. How many of us do not qualify?
IED may sound like a new name for a very old problem, but diagnosing IED may at least prevent sufferers from being diagnosed with something they do not have, like the bi-polar disorder. The Harvard study revealed that although 60% of people with IED had been treated for emotional problems or substance abuse, less than a third have actually been treated for their anger.
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