BY EILEEN BAILEY
If you feel unable to rein in sudden outbursts of rage or anger over sometimes small beans, then we recommend taking this symptom test for Intermittent Explosive Disorder and sharing the results with a medical professional.If you feel unable to rein in sudden outbursts of rage or anger over sometimes small beans, then we recommend taking this symptom test for Intermittent Explosive Disorder and sharing the results with a medical professional.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is characterized by repeated and sudden episodes of aggressive or violent behavior that can be verbal or physical in nature and are disproportionate to the triggering situation. IED typically appears for the first time during the teen years, but symptoms can continue into adulthood; it is most common in people under the age of 40, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Answer the following questions to determine whether you show possible signs of IED, and then share the results with a medical professional for further evaluation.
When an episode has ended, do you feel great remorse and regret? Do you promise to never behave in that way again? But then, when the anger builds again, do you feel you are unable to control it?
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Jeff Stull DMin PhD
Dr. Jeff Stull is an Individual, Marriage and Family Counselor who enjoys assisting his clients in developing creative alternatives to everyday life, love and work challenges. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Counselor he has specialized trainings in Relationship Repair, Abuse Recovery, Adolescents, and Mindfulness. He holds certifications including Professional Counseling Supervision, Clinical Sexology, Professional Christian Counseling and Accelerated Resolution Therapy(ART). He serves his clients in Alpharetta, Cumming and Dahlonega, Georgia and all over the world via Skype.