Today you will learn more about Intermittent explosive disorder (IED). Intermittent explosive disorder is an impulse – control disorder characterized by sudden episodes of unwarranted anger which is typified by hostility, impulsivity, and recurrent aggressive outburst. If you are suffering from IED you feel as though you have lost control over your emotions and its overcome with anger. Road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums may be sign of intermittent explosive disorder.
Knowing the causes of intermittent explosive behavior disorder
Environment: The environment in which you grow up in, can have a large impact on whether or not you develop symptoms of IED. It is hypothesized that, people who grow up in homes which they are subjected to harsh punishments are more likely to develop.
Genetic: it has been hypothesized that the traits that this disorder is composed of are passed down from parents to children.
Differences in how the brain works: there may be differences in structure, function and chemistry of brain in people with intermittent explosive disorder compared to people who don’t have.
Risk factors are to be considered
•Your exposure to violence at an early age
•History of emotional trauma
•Exposure to explosive behavior at home (angry outburst from parents or siblings)
•Certain medical conditions
•History of physical abuse
The following are the various signs and symptoms that indicates you are suffering from IED.
•Physical and verbal aggression
•Feeling pressure in the head
•Feeling of rage
•Brief periods of emotional detachment
The effects of intermittent explosive disorder
Intermittent explosive disorder can lead to consequences for those with disorder, but this depends upon the specific symptoms and behavior you exhibit. The following are effects of IED on you.
•Domestic or child abuse
•Low self-esteem and social – loathing
•Suicidal thoughts and behavior
Treatment for Intermittent Explosive Disorder
While there is no cure for IED, you can gain control over the symptoms with proper rehab. There is impatient treatment program designed specifically to meet the needs with suffering from intermittent explosive disorder. By entering into the program, you are removing yourself from the stressful influence of the outside world since you now focus solely on healing. You will learn how to gain control of your emotion so you can start living a happy, healthy and productive life.
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