A recent study has found that sudden burst of anger among kids might be a symptom of Intermittent Explosive Disorder. In this disorder, teens feel extremely angry without any concrete reason.
For the study, researchers studied 10,148 teens. During the study, the researchers found that about one third of the teens were victim of Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED. A person affected with IED experiences the disorder from teen hood to middle age.
Teen who have come across three incidences of explosive aggression in their life might be at the risk of being affected with IED. The findings of the study have been published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.
It has been found that teens with IED often suffer from emotional disorder. However, in certain cases, kids have to be given anger management training. The lead researcher of the study, Professor Ronald Kessler was reported saying, "If we can detect IED early and intervene with effective treatment right away, we can prevent a substantial amount of future violence perpetration and associated psychopathology". It is believed that one in 12 American kids suffers from IED. It is hoped that the findings of the study would help researchers in better understanding IED among kids.