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Understanding intermittent explosive disorder (IED) and how to defuse angry outbursts

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is characterized by short, intense outbursts of anger that can leave destruction in their wake.  People with IED may have brain abnormalities that foster impulsivity.  IED can be misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To calm someone during an…

Often, we feel the way we want to feel (Video)

Previous research suggests that the persons around us have a strong influence on our mood. But a new study from Stanford University says we can control whether our emotions are influenced by others. Read: Anger Management 101 Researchers showed 107 participants potentially upsetting images like someone burning an American flag….

What does anger do to your body? The negative effects of anger on your physical and mental health

No one enjoys being angry—but like it or not—it’s an emotional state that we all inevitably experience.  Becoming occasionally angry is unavoidable, but it’s also not unhealthy, as long as the body has 30 minutes or more to recover.  But when an individual becomes adapted to a toxic, overstimulated environment,…

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