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Intermittent Explosive Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Anger Management Suggestions, Anger Suggestions, Stress Management Suggestions, Rage Suggestions, Impulsive Control Disorder Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Since there is no exact known cause for Intermittent Explosive Disorder, prevention remains to be the best cure for the disorder to occur. Preventive strategies should be the treatment focus in children who may be at risk to have intermittent explosive disorder before they enter the adolescent period. 10

The condition is a parental concern, since children or young adults can engage in severe disruptions to various areas of their family life ranging from the economic cost of property damage and/or physical injury to one self or others. It also involves emotional problems, not only to the person with intermittent explosive disorder, but also to the rest of the family members. The family should know not to tolerate the violent behavior and seek professional help immediately. An important dimension brought about by intermittent explosive disorder is the possible damage that can affect the life of the individual. The main purpose for seeking treatment for the condition is to provide help earlier, before the person reaches the stage of obtaining records for suspension in school, legal problems or arrest, hospitalization for sustaining injury, and many other deleterious consequences for the manifestation of uncontrolled rage and violence.

Recovery from the condition is basically dependent on several factors, such as those involving the socioeconomic status of the person, the quality of their surroundings, the stability and values of their family, and self motivation to change.

The significant reason why most people with the impulse control disorder whose condition failed to stabilize is because they were not able to seek help to correct the possible causes that trigger their behavioral outbursts. Anger management, counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy are among the common interventions for intermittent explosive disorder. Family support is an important part of the treatment process for the disorder since individuals with uncontrolled rage need understanding and should be taught how to manage their impulsiveness and learn to deal with the precipitating events that leads to their anger.

Anger Management Techniques 11

  • Take a deep and long breath.
  • Walk outside and look at the sky.
  • Do some stretching activities.
  • Psyche yourself to think that everything will be ok.
  • Get some paper and start writing how you feel.
  • Write about the things you are grateful for.
  • Learn to imagine the possible consequences if you give in to violence.
  • Pray or meditate to relax your senses.
  • Remember your childhood and how others try to lovingly comfort you when you are mad or in distress.

Could You Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder?

Intermittent Explosive Disorder Topics

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