Finding the Best Private Intermittent Explosive Disorder Treatment Facility
Intermittent explosive disorder is best described as a huge reaction to a tiny irritation. Violent or aggressive behavior that is out of context for the situation not only reflects poorly on you, but it can be dangerous for you and the object of your frustration. Unable to control yourself, you may hurt someone you love, hurt yourself or damage property. Ultimately, angry outbursts can destroy your life.
Contact us today to learn how you can get your emotions – and your reactions – under control. Our counselors are standing by to assist you.
If You Don’t Believe You Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder…
Few people who have intermittent explosive disorder believe they have a problem. They may claim a bad temper, but beyond that, they usually believe that their behavior is directly instigated by others – even though they’re often embarrassed by their behavior. In other words, other people are to blame for their bad behavior and, while they regret the consequences, they feel that their response is beyond their control.
Does that sound familiar? Then intermittent explosive disorder may be a problem for you. Here are some of the signs:
- Rage episodes that last between 10 and 20 minutes
- Domestic violence
- Damage to property
- Trips to the emergency room for you
- Clusters of rage episodes in a short period
- Long periods of nonaggression in between rage episodes
- Physical symptoms that signify the onset of a rage episode including heightened energy, heart racing, sweating, tingling, headache and/or tremors
- Feelings of embarrassment or regret after a rage episode
Consequences of Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Avoiding treatment in the best private intermittent explosive disorder treatment facility will mean continued rage episodes, which in turn means that you will continue to experience the negative consequences caused by your violence and aggression. These can include:
- Divorce, especially if domestic violence is an issue
- Jail, if you assault someone
- Loss of a job, if you have rage episodes while on the clock
- Expulsion from school, if you have rage episodes in class or on campus
- Financial problems, if you have legal fees, court costs, or the cost of repair for damage to others’ property
- Loss of custody, if your violence in any way affects your children
*Get Control of Your Rage Episodes
Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting a hold on your violent and aggressive outbursts:
- Recognize your triggers. You can often feel the rage physically rising in your body before you have an episode. If you recognize your personal “tells,” you can stop before you start.
- Leave the situation. Do you often have rage episodes at sports events? At a bar? At family events? Some situations are more likely than others to incite a rage episode. Identify yours and avoid them.
- Have a plan. It’s a triggering situation you can’t avoid and you can feel the symptoms of a coming rage episode. What do you do? Have something you can say and/or something you can do that will allow you to de-escalate the situation long enough so that you can leave or call someone who can talk you down.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder Treatment Is the Key to Changing Course
When you choose to undergo treatment, you’re taking a bold step. Not only are you admitting that you have an issue with your temper but in admitting the problem, you recognize that you have to take action. One phone call can put you in touch with a treatment center that can provide you with everything you need to learn how to get your emotions under control.