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Chicago - To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater has road rage. But doctors have another name for it - intermittent explosive disorder - and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realised, affecting up to 16 million Americans.
Originally posted by Astronomer70
I've got an idea, let's make up a new name for an old problem and claim it is widespread, implying all the while that it needs to be studied. That way we can get lots of money to keep us going for a few years.
Road rage, temper outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects and even spousal abuse can sometimes be attributed to the disorder, though not everyone who does those things is afflicted.
That really is a very appropriate name for it. In Arizona they dont just flip the finger, they fire a shot at you. I always thought they were CRIMINALS.
Originally posted by ADVISOR
Maybe it can be called F U Disease.
Originally posted by smokenmirrors
funny, IED has been for over 10 years, likely longer, IED, hmmmmmm.......
"If people think these explosive outbursts are just bad behaviour, they are not thinking of this problem as a serious biomedical problem that can be treated" Professor Emil Coccaro, study author