Can Aggressive Road Rage Be Considered A Psychiatric Disorder?


There Was A Recent Headline:

Road Rage may be due to medical condition called Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)

What Is The Science Behind This?

The study, reported in the June (2010) issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry was based on a national face-to-face survey of 9,282 U.S. adults who answered diagnostic questionnaires in 2006-09. It was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Results? About 5 percent to 7 percent of the nationally representative sample had had the disorder, which would equal up to 16 million Americans. …