Doctor insights on:
Intermittent Explosive Disorder Test
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 more
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
Impulse: Impulse control is what binds them together. ...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 more
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 more
My son has ADHD and explosive disorder we are having a heck of a time with him he is medicated what should we do?
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 more
What medications are available for a 4 yr old to take with the diagnosis of intermittent explosive and mood disorder? Tried risperidone but weight gain
I have unknown type ans disorder. A recent dhea level very low. All other tests are normal. I have seen many docs. Cxn to adrenal issues? Pheno r/o.
TMJ: Headache and migraine are consistent with a TMJ disorder. Many pts go undiagnosed and the many times will present taking the same meds. Since you have most likely ruled out a brain tumor with the MRI and all other test are normal, I would suggest seeing a dentist specially trained who treats TMJ disorders and craniofacial pain. Most of the pts present with ANS disorders and adrenal issues. ...Read more
Only: If you recently been bitten by the tick, or where profoundly immunosuppressed. ...Read more
Factor 5 leyden: Test.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a friend who is a 15 year old boy with Crohn's disease & he's going through tests to see if h?
Crohn's disease can be very severe and difficult to treat. Your friend will need you for support as the tests and treatment may be difficult and prolonged. If medical attention does not seem adequate then urge more consultations.
Being a good friend and listening will mean a tremendous help to your fiend and her son. ...Read more
When I got my huntington's disease test results back I was told it came back positive with 42 cag repeats. What does that mean exactly?
Huntington Gene: In the gene which is abnormal in huntington's disease, there is an increased amount of repeats of the nucleotides cag. Normal people also have repeats in this gene but huntington's patients have an increased number. Depending on the laboratory who does the tests, anything above 30 or 32 is considered abnormal. At 42 repeats, this is consistent with a diagnosis of huntington's. ...Read more