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Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Get treatment: If you've diagnosed yourself in this way, please see a psychiatrist to be sure it's accurate. If a psychiatrist or psychotherapist has already evaluated you and given you this diagnosis, please work with them on the treatment approach they suggest. Psychotherapy can be helpful, along with possible medications also. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Although this would not be a feature of intermittent explosive disorder itself, many psychiatric conditions cooccur with ied, including bipolar disorder i, bipolar disorder ii and cyclothymia. These conditions, along with some personality disorders could result in such a combination of symptoms. ...Read more
How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?
Get expert help: Your son is very complex. So the meds will be too. But don't think of him as all these separate disorders. He really is 1 person w/ 1 complicated mental health dysfunction manifesting with symptoms of these various textbook diagnoses. I start with treatment of 1 problem, then move on to other issues. Each issue improved, makes the next problem easier to solve. He needs some success, and so do you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?
Tough situation: My guess is that this will require a careful look at the overall health status, current meds, and neurological examination. Adults with ds do sometimes suffer gradual neurodegeneration, which can be manifest in dysfunctional behavior. But ied may just be the way a ds individual expresses frustration about something more mundane. Look for a neurologist with training in both peds and adult medicine. ...Read more
4yo girl has lack of REM sleep.Diagnosed with parasomnia & intermittent explosive disorder.What is the best treatment to help achieve REM sleep?
Severe tantrums: Ied refers to children who, most times, function well, but periodically react to minor slights or disappointments with major meltdowns that can be prolonged and potentially dangerous to themselves and others or destructive to property. Cause is not well understood, and treatments vary, including behavioral interventions and medications, depending on child age and severity of meltdowns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter was diagnosed with "intermittent explosive and mood disorder".I feel like that is very vague...What does this mean in more detail?
Anger episodes: Ied is episodes of rage and exposivity. It is a behavioral disorder. Mood disorder depends on which version. Both are highly treatable with cognitive behavioral therapy and sometimes with medications depending on age and specific disorder. Depending on the age of your daughter, you may be highly involved in her treatment, particularly the anger as it will require consequences and consistency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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