New studies show that more people are affected by explosive outbursts of uncontrollable rage than previous. More than 7% of people in the US are experiencing this anger disorder known as “intermittent explosive disorder”. It means they respond to certain situations with anger in appropriately at some time in their life. Anger disorder is highly prevalent in people younger than 25 years of age. About 10% of this age group reported extra outbursts at least three times in their lifetime. The average age for this disorder may be 14 years of age.
There may be many more cases than this as many people don’t want to talk about it. Some doctors also avoid discussing these things with their clients because they are not sure they can treat such disorders. But there are number of ways the disorder can be treated and the number of ways is increasing. Psychotherapy is one way in which patient is asked to deconstruct the root causes of their anger. Previous studies have suggested that violent, aggressive outbursts are due to decreased levels of serotonin in frontal parts of their brains. So the doctors prescribe antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Most people are misdiagnosed as psychiatric illness instead of anger disorder. Much is still unclear about anger disorder or IED. Now new studies show that IED starts at early age of adolescence. So if it is possible to treat anger during the teen years, it might reduce an individual’s risk of developing other mental health problems later in life.
Repeated instances of unprovoked anger can be a serious mental health problem. If you see somebody experiencing uncontrollable anger you may come to know that he or she has not been treated or even diagnosed. You may not want to suggest this to the person as he will not be happy, more important is to help him. Hence it is worth to dare to suggest it. As such when condition becomes better understood, more and more patients and physicians become aware of the disorder and more opportunities for treatment will emerge.
If not attended at early period IED may be destructive. People may disturb others life and this affects everybody. Sometimes the person attacks somebody and the victim has to be admitted to the hospital, for example. And this also affects the health of the person
who has anger disorder. In short, IED or anger disorder can be treated with medications and counseling.