Asked by Sarah Heath on Feb 18, 2024



Discuss the biological influences on intermittent explosive disorder.Based on this, what types of therapies might be most effective?


Neurotransmitter in the brain, excess amounts of which have been thought to cause schizophrenia.

  • Exploring the impact of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, on IED can provide insights into the biological mechanisms underlying the disorder.
  • Investigating the structural and functional abnormalities in the brain, particularly in regions involved in impulse control and emotional regulation, can shed light on the biological factors contributing to IED.
  • Understanding the role of genetics in intermittent explosive disorder (IED) can help identify potential biological influences.

Verified Answer

Harun Waiba

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
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▪ Intermittent explosive disorder may be related to imbalances in serotonin systems or to genetic factors, but little research into its causes has been done
▪ Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and mood stabilizers (e.g., lithium)have been shown to reduce aggression in individuals with this disorder