It's Road Rage! No, It's.............

It's Road Rage! No, It's.............

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    Angry It's Road Rage! No, It's.............

    Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

    Like we don't have enough maladies, diseases, syndromes and disorders already.

    Read on.

    Study Says Millions Have 'Rage' Disorder

    By LINDSEY TANNER
    AP Medical Writer












    CHICAGO (AP) -- To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from road rage. But doctors have another name for it - intermittent explosive disorder - and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans.

    "People think it's bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don't know ... is that there's a biology and cognitive science to this," said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago's medical school.

    Road rage, temper outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects and even spousal abuse can sometimes be attributed to the disorder, though not everyone who does those things is afflicted.

    By definition, intermittent explosive disorder involves multiple outbursts that are way out of proportion to the situation. These angry outbursts often include threats or aggressive actions and property damage. The disorder typically first appears in adolescence; in the study, the average age of onset was 14.




    The study was based on a national face-to-face survey of 9,282 U.S. adults who answered diagnostic questionnaires in 2001-03. It was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

    About 5 percent to 7 percent of the nationally representative sample had had the disorder, which would equal up to 16 million Americans. That is higher than better-known mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Coccaro said.

    The average number of lifetime attacks per person was 43, resulting in $1,359 in property damage per person. About 4 percent had suffered recent attacks.

    The findings were released Monday in the June issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.








    The findings show the little-studied disorder is much more common than previously thought, said lead author Ronald Kessler, a health care policy professor at Harvard Medical School.

    "It is news to a lot of people even who are specialists in mental health services that such a large proportion of the population has these clinically significant anger attacks," Kessler said.

    Four a couple of decades, intermittent explosive disorder, or IED, has been included in the manual psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness, though with slightly different names and criteria. That has contributed to misunderstanding and underappreciation of the disorder, said Coccaro, a study co-author.

    Coccaro said the disorder involves inadequate production or functioning of serotonin, a mood-regulating and behavior-inhibiting brain chemical. Treatment with antidepressants, including those that target serotonin receptors in the brain, is often helpful, along with behavior therapy akin to anger management, Coccaro said.

    Most sufferers in the study had other emotional disorders or drug or alcohol problems and had gotten treatment for them, but only 28 percent had ever received treatment for anger.

    "This is a well-designed, large-scale, face-to-face study with interesting and useful results," said Dr. David Fassler, a psychiatry professor at the University of Vermont. "The findings also confirm that for most people, the difficulties associated with the disorder begin during childhood or adolescence, and they often have a profound and ongoing impact on the person's life."

    Jennifer Hartstein, a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, said she had just diagnosed the disorder in a 16-year-old boy.

    "In most situations, he is relatively affable, calm and very responsible," she said. But in stressful situations at home, he "explodes and tears apart his room, throws things at other people" to the point that his parents have called the police.

    Hartstein said the study is important because many people are not aware of the disorder.

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    I guess there is some sorta name these days for every ''disorder'' LOL! In my book I have different (unprintable) names for some of these!

    But yes - the 'exploding rage' is probably all too common. I do admit at times I get real wound up with crap drivers - those who drive like they are in their own world. But carrying as I do all my waking hours, have learned to bite the bullet and move on.

    I get strung out yes but - refuse to respond and there is the difference. The term I choose to use is ''self control'' - and it's a pity more do not practice it.
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    Yup, a similar article was in my local paper. Sad, very sad. I bet they will make millions off it.
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    Give me a break

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    Sounds liek person Excuse disorder. My disorder made me do it. why can people not just take responsibility for there bad behavior?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    Sounds liek person Excuse disorder. My disorder made me do it. why can people not just take responsibility for there bad behavior?
    Because people don't believe they should be held accountable. There's always someone or something to blame.

    It all started with "the dog ate my homework. "

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    The psychiatric field is blessed with the ability to expand their practice infinitely. Look at the growth of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (the "bible" of psychiatry) over the years. Talk about built-in job security.

    It seems that nearly any behavior can be classified as a "disorder" these days.

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    Is there ANYTHING we can't make up an excuse for?
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    This just in - the inability to make an excuse has been classified as a disorder by the APA.

    "Personal Responsibility Disorder", also knows as "Excessive Integrity" manifests as an inability to blame anyone but oneself for one's actions.

    Victims of PRD may find themselves unable to participate in many of the activities prevalent in our society, including:

    - Victimhood
    - Frivolous lawsuits
    - Pleading not guilty to crimes on the basis that others "made" one do it

    Clearly, this is a debilitating disease, and one that can only be controlled through billions in public funding.

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    Ok:
    you're sick and didn't mean to run him off the road.
    Now wer'e going to lock you up until you're cured and we don't need a judge to do it.
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    Personal responsibility is just bleeding out someplace. Wow. An excuse for bad behavior. Just how many years and years have people quietly dealt with real disabilities and never used them as excuses for anything?
    It's just going away. And I'm sure if we all look around, we can come up with dozens of examples in moments, like the person where you work who blames others, the driver who really doesn't see you when he/she cuts you off... because that driver is the only important person in the world, answerable to no one --- and if he/she goes crazy, well, there's no "fault."
    I agree with freakshow10mm - there's lots of dollars to be made here. Really need a drug for it.

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    yep, everything will son be a disorder.
    shell shock - no post traumatic stress disorder.
    flitty/ does not pay attention- no attention deficit disorder. in the old days a slap to the back of the head cured this...at least temporarily.
    road rage - no intermittent explosive disorder. hey this also stands for IED- seems kind of poilitcally incorrect this day and age to reuse that one!

    personal responsibilty lacks this day and age fer sure.
    disorder my a$$
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    HELP ME HELP ME!!! I have "PRD" and I accept responsibility for my actions, I am a sick puppy in today's society, I need MILLIONS in Compensation, Pay Me NOW!!!!!
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    I get Intermittent Explosive Disorder whenever....

    I eat chili.

    This is the way people get out of taking personal responsibility for their actions. There will always be some 'disorder' that caused the bad or unacceptable behaviour.

    I guess I have some kind of disorder, since I like guns. , I better go get medicated now............
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    The Pharmaceutical Industry ($$) won't stop until everyone is on at least 5 different prescription "medications". Just say no to drugs. Just say no to the Pharmaceutical Industry. Just look at how many kids are drugged up at school on medications.
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    -When the only tool you have is a hammer then everything starts to look like a nail.

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