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What is intermittment explosive disorder in a child?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Behavior loss contro

This is a condition in which there are episodes of loss of affective control.
It usually occurs when the child is asked to transition to a new activity or setting or when asked to stop an activity, like watching TV, playing with a toy. The children usually are very anxious and when the transition is faced, they become overwhelmed with anxiety, cuasing the explosion of inappropriate behavior.

In brief: Behavior loss contro

This is a condition in which there are episodes of loss of affective control.
It usually occurs when the child is asked to transition to a new activity or setting or when asked to stop an activity, like watching TV, playing with a toy. The children usually are very anxious and when the transition is faced, they become overwhelmed with anxiety, cuasing the explosion of inappropriate behavior.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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