Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Many people lose their temper at one point or another in their life, but people with intermittent explosive disorder have uncontrollable urges that cause them to act out violently. When these urges get out of hand and start to have a big negative effect on a person's life, it's time to get treatment. With online therapy here at, inconvenience isn't an excuse. You can get psychotherapy where and when you need it. Before showing how trained therapists can help with intermittent explosive disorder, there are some other facts you should know. For example, self aggression is a problem for many people with intermittent explosive disorder. Here is some more information on the causes and symptoms of intermittent explosive disorder.

Causes of Intermittent Explosive Disorder 

As with many other mental disorders, genetics are thought to play a small role in whether or not people develop this impulse-control disorder. Environmental factors are also thought to play a big role in whether this disorder appears. For example, children who grow up around violent and abusive behavior are more likely to fall prey to the same types of negative behavior. For many people, it is usually a combination of environmental and physical factors. With as much stress that exists in the world today, this has become a disorder that affects many people as well as those around them.

Symptoms and Dangers of Intermittent Explosive Disorder 

There are usually various physical symptoms that appear with intermittent explosive disorder. A tingling sensation, tightness in the chest, and a build up of pressure in the head are all signs that anger and other negative emotions may be building up, ready to explode. Another sign that this disorder may be a problem is if a person gets violently angry out of proportion to the situation at hand. If the symptoms are left untreated, there is a big possibility that the problem will only get worse, and may have other negative impacts on a person's life.

Treatment for Intermittent Explosive Disorder 

As with most impulse-control disorders, behavioral therapy should be a large part of any overall treatment for intermittent explosive disorder. Here at, we have trained therapists who specialize in intermittent explosive disorder. They can provide the practical information needed to help with explosive outbursts of anger. In addition, we have a self-help forum that can offer emotional support from people who are facing similar issues.

Definition of Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent explosive disorder causes repeated episodes of aggressive and extremely violent behavior that is usually out of proportion to a situation. Both therapy and counseling are recommended for treatment of this impulse-control disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Intermittent Explosive Disorder

  • Tingling sensation
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Pressure build up in the head
  • Hearing an echo
  • Violent behavior
  • Buildup of tension
  • Overreacting to situations

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