Anger Management -
Treatments Recommended For Road Rage – Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
is Identified and is Widespread
June 5th 2006
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), a disease characterized by
recurring episodes of anger and potentially violent outbursts, is much
more common than thought. According to the researchers, the disorder
can be diagnosed. If a person has had three major episodes of impulsive
aggressiveness at any time in his life which is significantly more
explosive than what most normal people would have had in the same
situation, they have the disorder.
The outbursts are sudden and can include damage to property or physical
harm. The disorder could affect as many as 7.3 percent of adults. That
works out to 16 million Americans. Harvard professor of health care,
Ronald Kessler, PhD says that each year IED affects nearly 4 percent of
Americans, or 8.6 million adults.
Interestingly, people feel a sense of relief during the uncontrollable
outburst, but then feel remorseful about their actions. There may be
effective treatments for this condition.