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Impulsivity: Is it ADD or IED, Intermittent Explosive Disorder by Chuck Medical Doctor Posted Mon 20 Oct 2008 4:38am Intermittent Explosive Disorder [IED] can look like AD/HD - but it's more than that: Take a look at this material from the National Institute of Health that also differentiates IED from Bipolar: Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) Affects up to 16 Million Americansin their lifetime "A little-known mental disorder marked by episodes of u ... Read on »
Comparing Manic Episodes and Impulse Control Disorder by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 12:00am Comparing manic episodes and impulse control disorder made me see both of these disorders in a new light, as I think it would for just about anyone researching them.  When I originally thought of manic episodes I thought of a person displaying signs that resembled major depression disorder, but it turns out manic episodes are comple ... Read on »
Anger Management In Action: Handling Anger on the Road by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sun 02 Jun 2013 1:23pm Anger on the road is seen everywhere! Could road anger be a medical condition? Headline: “Road Rage may be due to medical condition called Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)” What is the science behind this? The study, reported in the June (2006) issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry was based on a national face-to-face surve ... Read on »
Impulse Control Disorders NOS by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 12:00am Impulse Control Disorders NOS generally include intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, pyromania, pathological gambling, and trichotillomania. It would appear that the concept of “irresistible impulse” is troublesome because it is inherently tied to the observable behavior, thereby making it less than scientific.  The test ... Read on »
Mood Disorders in Teens and Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 06 Jul 2012 4:18am A number of recent studies have reported on teens and behavior problems. This Harvard study showed 2/3 of teens engaged in violent behavior that included property damage. They also showed that one in 12 teens met the official criteria for Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Another study showed that teens with obstructive sleep apnea had sho ... Read on »
Medicalizing rage/anger by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:36pm I saw a news report last evening that certainly caught my attention. A study by researchers at the University of Chicago’s medical school states that “intermittent explosive disorder” may be more common than previously thought. It may affect up to 16 million Americans, more individuals than are diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. ... Read on »
Psychology of Road Violence by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Feb 2013 11:28pm Dr. Ivanhoe C. Escartin, director of the Department of Health – National Center for Health Promotion who is also a psychiatrist, talks about intermittent explosive disorder to explain road rage. Road violence, or commonly termed as road rage, may start from a simple confrontation but sometimes it can lead to unnecessar ... Read on »
Six Tips For Parents to Handle Child Anger by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 5:03pm Strong Willed Child Often, we get phone calls from parents who are angry at their children, usually because they happen to have what I euphemistically call a “strong-willed child. ” These children are often defiant, controlling, rebellious, and non-compliant with normal parental demands or requests. Sometimes this extends to their behav ... Read on »
A note to “Adam Lanza’s mother” — you’re not…. by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 24 Dec 2012 2:54am I finally read the blog post going wild on the internet “I am Adam Lanza’s mother”  and my immediate reaction was simple and immediate— You are not.  To equate the temper tantrums of a 13 year old with the actions of a mass murderer is simply not right.  It borders on hysteria.  At its best it is a curious piece of dramatics that makes me quest ... Read on »
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week by David M. Posted Sun 03 Mar 2013 5:00am This week, March 3-9, is National Problem Gambling Week Pair of Dice (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Problem Gambling is currently described as Pathological Gambling in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM-TR-4.) Pathological Gambling is one of a group of disorders that currently are considered “impulse control d ... Read on »