April 5th, 2013

Rutgers’ Mike Rice Rage: Bad Behavior or a Mental Disorder?

By Logan Lafferty

Psychiatrists say the most extreme form of rage isintermittent explosive disorder, or IED. "It's somebody who really lacks control and is way over the top," said Wallin, who did not speculate on why Rice behaved as he did. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disorder, which is listed in the DSM-V, involves repeated episodes of "impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation."

 

ABC News by Susan Donaldson

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