Intermittent Explosive Disorder

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    CHICAGO — 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.........

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,198276,00.html


    I think there are ALOT of idiots on the road. I find fault with the license examiners. :) If more people actually paid attention to driving rather than spend this time talking to their best friend on the phone.........

    Just one more thing for a lawyer's defense.
     
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    It's not a disorder - it's people raised by liberals. :(

    No sense of self-control. If they WANT something, cry until they GET it.
     
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    Road Rage is not an epidemic. It's just something that's always been, except now it gets all kinds of press coverage because somebody thought up a name for it. If Road Rage was an epidemic, there'd be more car wrecks, but car wrecks are down. All it is is another cry for ratings from the big news stations.
     
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to dmp again.
     
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    Thank you for trying to....uh...'Give-it to me' baby. :)
     
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    I have "Intermittent Explosive Disorder" but it has nothing to do with road rage...it usually manifests itself when I have eaten something that intreferes with the normal operation of my gastro-intestinal tract.
     
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    Maybe you should see a doctor about that? It isn't good at our age. :rotflmao:
     
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    Gives whole new meaning to the phrase "blowing your brains out"
     
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    diagnostic label, but it captures people who are otherwise lost in the reimbursement net--people with brain injuries or congenital encephalopathy who are seriously aggressive. So it's a useful diagnosis, and provides the necessary justification for an array of services and treatments that many people (most of whom have serious cognitive and physical limitations) need.

    It wouldn't be appropriate to apply it to someone with road rage.

    Mariner (M.D.)
     
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    There is no personal responsibility, everything is attributable to some abnormal disorder.

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