By Kelly Ansell
Explosive disorder is a mental disorder that affects children as young as six years of age to teenage years. Though it is found to be more common in young adults. Explosive disorder of impulsive control of the extreme, episodes of outbursts, assault of others, and destruction of property that is unprovoked.
It is unknown at this time what actually causes explosive disorder. There are a few possible causes, they are:
- Family genetics. Does it run in the family?
- Brain chemistry. Serotonin possible.
- Physical and verbal abuse as a child.
Explosive disorder can go on for years. Without proper medical and therapy treatment, episodes could occur frequently.
Nonverbal Explosive Disorders
- Increase energy
- Racing thoughts
- Chest Tightness
Verbal Explosive Disorders
- Temper Tantrums
- Heated Arguments
- Slapping, Shoving or pushing
- Physical fights
- Property damaged
- Threatening or assaulting people or animals
(Treatment) involves medication of Prozac, Paxil. Lexapro, Zoloft, and psychotherapy to help with controlling aggressive impulses. Psychotherapy is called talking therapy. It helps change a person’s behavior and to help overcome problems in a more desirable way of thinking and acting. Some preventional methods to help with explosive disorder are:
- Stick with the treatment your doctor subscribes for you.
- Practice relaxation techniques like yoga.
- Problem — solving.
- Improve communication.
- Sometimes changing your environment will help.
- Avoid alcohol and drug usage.
Working with your primary doctor and therapy will help you control your explosive disorder and your mental well-being. For more information on explosive disorder, contact your physician, or a few sites beneficial are www.mayoclinic.org and www.my.clevelandclinic.org.