Explosive anger attacks common among US teens
Data from more than 6400 teens aged 13–17 years, and their parents, also showed that around one in 12 met the criteria for intermittent explosive disorder (IED).
The study also showed that IED is under-treated. Although 37.8% of youths with IED obtained treatment for emotional problems in the year prior to the study interview, only 6.5% received treatment specifically for anger.
“If we can detect IED early and intervene with effective treatment right away, we can prevent a