Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Topics: Beauty and the Beast, Mayo Clinic, Intermittent explosive disorder Pages: 4 (1918 words) Published: December 5, 2012
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
A disorder of impulse control characterized by several episodes in which aggressive impulses are released and expressed in serious assault or destruction of property although no such impulsiveness or aggressiveness is shown between episodes. Intermittent explosive disorder is explosive eruptions which often results in verbal assaults, injuries, or destruction of property. Some symptoms include irritability, rage, increased energy, and racing thoughts, there is a possibility that depression, fatigue, or relief may happen after the anger. Some other signs and symptoms of intermittent explosive disorder include: road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums. There are no known causes of Intermittent Explosive Disorder but it is believed that the disorder is caused by a number of factors. Some of the factors that may cause it are environmental, genetic, or brain chemistry; a factor that would come from environmental would be being exposed to anger and abuse at a very young age, a factor that would be caused from genes would be passed down from a parent, another way that it is believed to cause Intermittent Explosive Disorder would be brain chemistry which would mean that there is a chemical imbalance possibly of serotonin. It is also said that men in their teens and twenties have a higher tendency of having Intermittent Explosive Disorder. A person with Intermittent Explosive Disorder is usually always perceived by others as always angry. The character that I believe has Intermittent Explosive Disorder is the Beast off of the movie Beauty and the Beast. In the beginning of this movie, the Beast was a normal human boy who was in his late teens/ early twenties. The boy was a young and rich boy who lived in a castle far away; he denied an old lady a place to stay and in return was cursed with being a beast. The Beast locked himself away and all of his employees were turned into furniture for...
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