Asked by Avery Braunecker on Feb 18, 2024

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Discuss the most common treatments for intermittent explosive disorder.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Disorder characterized by (a) several episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property, (b) a degree of aggressiveness grossly out of proportion to the situation, and (c) symptoms not better explained by another mental disorder (such as antisocial personality disorder), the effects of substances, or a medical condition (e.g., a head trauma).

  • Developing effective coping mechanisms and anger management techniques.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy to identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors.
  • Understanding the underlying causes and triggers of intermittent explosive disorder.
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Melanie Parra

Feb 18, 2024

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▪ Cognitive-behavioral treatments for intermittent explosive disorder help individuals identify and avoid triggers for explosive outbursts and appraise situations in ways that do not provoke aggression on their part.Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and mood stabilizers (e.g., lithium)have been shown to reduce aggression in individuals with this disorder