Adolescent Anger Attacks Common and Persistent

Adolescent Anger Attacks Common and Persistent

FEATURED SEARCH TERM:   intermittent explosive disorder

The first national data on prevalence and correlates of adolescent intermittent explosive disorder (IED) show that nearly two-thirds of adolescents with IED report “lifetime” anger attacks (continuing over at least a year) that involve destroying property, threatening violence, or engaging in violence. The authors outline ways to resolve diagnostic disagreements and develop effective treatment strategies.

RESULT: Intermittent Explosive Disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement
Archives of General Psychiatry | Jul 2, 2012 (Free abstract. Full text $30)

Community-based studies have documented that IED is as common as many other psychiatric disorders. The author highlights recent research that has helped develop better criteria to identify IED patients, including those with elevated levels of aggression, impulsivity, familial risk of aggression, and abnormalities in neurobiological markers of aggression.

RESULT: Intermittent Explosive Disorder as a Disorder of Impulsive Aggression for DSM-5
American Journal of Psychiatry | Jun 1, 2012 (Free abstract. Full text $35)


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