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Intermittent Explosive Disorder By: Janel Blackwell
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What is Intermittent Explosive Disorder? Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is an impulse- control disorder characterized by sudden episodes of unwarranted anger. The disorder is characterized by hostility, impulsivity, and recurrent aggressive outbursts. People with IED essentially “explode” into a rage despite a lack of apparent provocation or reason. Individuals suffering from intermittent explosive disorder have described feeling as though they lose control of their emotions and become overcome with anger.
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Symptoms of Intermittent Explosive Disorder Behavioral Symptoms Breaking things and causing property damage Verbal and physical aggression Road rage Frequent fighting Increased energy during an aggressive outburst Acts of self-harm Suicide attempts Physical Symptoms Tension or pressure in head or chest that builds before an episode Fatigue after episode Tingling Tremors Hearing an echo Palpitations Cognitive Symptoms Racing thoughts Inability to concentrate Poor scholastic or occupational functioning Psychosocial Symptoms Low tolerance for frustration Mood changes before an outburst Intense anger Irritability during and between outbursts Blinding rage Feeling “out of control” before and during an episode Depressed mood Guilt following episode Shame following an episode
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Causes of Intermittent Explosive Disorder Genetics Physical Environment al
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Genetic Factors
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  • Fall '15
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