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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

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10 KEY FACTS
Unknown Etiology
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder is associated with various biopsychosocial factors and possible genetic and infectious agents. This disorder commonly impacts males, with the onset being around the ages of 14-17. The patient must be at least 6 years old for Intermittent Explosive Disorder to be considered.

Age > 6 Years Old
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder typically involves children aged 6 years and older.

Aggressive & Out of Proportion
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder involves physical or verbal outbursts that are often aggressive and out of proportion to the situation. Often, patients feel regret, embarrassment, and remorse after an outburst.

DIAGNOSIS
Twice Weekly For 3 Months
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder involves symptoms at least twice a week for three months. This classification involves no property destruction or physical injury to animals or humans.

No Destruction of Property
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder involves symptoms at least twice a week for three months. This classification involves no property destruction or physical injury to animals or humans.

3 Times a Year
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder involves symptoms at least three times a year. This classification involves property destruction or physical injury to animals or humans.

Destruction of Property
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder involves symptoms at least three times a year. This classification involves property destruction or physical injury to animals or humans.

ASSOCIATIONS
Adjustment Disorder
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Those with intermittent explosive disorder aged 6-18 years old should also have adjustment disorder excluded.

TREATMENT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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The treatment of intermittent explosive disorder involves the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and medications (e.g., mood stabilizers, SSRIs).

Medications
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The treatment of intermittent explosive disorder involves the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and medications (e.g., mood stabilizers, SSRIs).

Intermittent Explosive Disorder can present with similar symptoms to intoxication. Hence, urine toxicology should be performed to rule out stimulants, cocaine, PCP, and EtOH.

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