Thursday, June 24, 2021

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  • My mental health treatment history began in 2002 with SSRIs and CBT for PTSD. After some bad nights I found prozac to be tolerable and continued on it at 10mg/day for ~5 years. I will never take another single solitary Psych pill so long as I have a choice in the matter. I severed ties with all things medical in 2008 only to return to psychotherapy in 2014. I experienced several major breakthroughs through ‘talk therapy’, CBT and EMDR.

    Despite the breakthroughs, I still struggled with anger management. I was startled when I read the Mayo Clinics synopsis of IED – “Intermittent explosive disorder involves repeated episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. Road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder. People with intermittent explosive disorder may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. They may also injure themselves during an outburst. Later, people with intermittent explosive disorder may feel remorse, regret or embarrassment.”

    I resemble all these things to a T!

    So to all the learned (and self learned) people on this site my question is as follows, If I do not have IED, what do I have?