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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

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          BIZARRE NEWS - Wednesday, May 3, 2008
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Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Chalk up another one for science. Doctors have come up with 
a name for the condition that makes some people prone to 
bursts of rage and violence typical of road rage. They are 
calling it intermittent explosive disorder, or IED. And here 
all this time I thought it was called being an ---hole. 

A new study suggests it is far more common than they 
realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans. Road rage, 
temper outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects 
and even spousal abuse can sometimes be attributed to the 
disorder, though not everyone who does those things is 

By definition, intermittent explosive disorder involves 
multiple outbursts that are way out of proportion to the 
situation. These angry outbursts often include threats or 
aggressive actions and property damage. The disorder 
typically first appears in adolescence; in the study, the 
average age of onset was 14. 

The findings also indicate that for most people, the 
difficulties associated with the disorder begin during 
childhood or adolescence, and they often have a profound 
and ongoing impact on the person's life. 

Jennifer Hartstein, a psychologist at Montefiore Medical 
Center in New York, said she had just diagnosed the disorder 
in a 16-year-old boy. 

"In most situations, he is relatively affable, calm and very 
responsible," she said. But in stressful situations at home, 
he "explodes and tears apart his room, throws things at other 
people" to the point that his parents have called the police. 

Treatment with antidepressants, including those that target 
serotonin receptors in the brain, is often helpful, along 
with behavior therapy akin to anger management. 

I don't know about anger management therapy, but if I had 
thrown a tantrum and torn my room apart when I was 16 I can 
tell you that my father wouldn't have called the police. 
An ambulance, maybe, but certainly not the police. 



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---------- Mom and wife arrested after 32 years -----------

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Sometimes the wheels of justice turn 
slowly. A woman who escaped from a Detroit prison 32 years 
ago has finally been arrested in San Diego. Susan LeFevre, 
who has been using the name Marie Walsh, has been living 
the life of a criminal hardened by more than three decades 
of fleeing the law. He desperation drove her to get married, 
raise three children and stay devoted to the same man for 
23 years. But an anonymous caller tipped Michigan officials 
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from her family. Her husband described the felon as a kind 
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> READER COMMENTS <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Lewis, you said "I know Canadians and Americans don't like 
to be confused." Well, I am an American and I usually don't 
mind being confused.  In fact I am confused most of the 
time, so I am kind of getting used to it.  Of course, I 
can't speak for any Canadians. -Jon

Lewis, Want to be the "Screwer"?   Work for the Government! 
[But then I'd be one of the bad guys.]

No wonder I'm on hold for so long when I call Tech support. 
They're all busy tossing their babies off towers. -Kevin

Lewis, I have been reading your work just about everyday 
since i began selling real estate in Michigan (i need some-
thing to keep me busy).  I had to laugh when i came across 
the article banning people from vomiting in the streets. 
It's nice to know that they have enough people vomiting in 
the streets there to make a law against it.  Also, if laws 
exist forcing people to pick up their dogs waste from the 
streets, then perhaps a good solution would be to provide 
vomit bags outside of the clubs and hotdog stand (places 
they might be needed), for people to "pick Up" after them-
selves. -Jill
[Now that's using your brain for something other than 
ballast. Why aren't you in a legislature somewhere, Jill?]

Lewis, to change your status, just follow the simple process 
below: 1) Win the lottery. 2) Donate 1 million to your local 
politician or 3) Just simply become a Congressman. -Dan
[If I won a large enough lottery I wouldn't have to worry 
because laws don't apply to rich people. At least not the 
same laws that apply to the rest of us.]

Hey Lewis, You neglected to mention one of the most important 
holidays of the pagan calendar; Beltaine or May Day. It is 
our fertility rite. A friend's mother shared this wonderful 
poem with me. "Hooray! Hooray! It's the first of May, Outdoor 
f***ing begins today." Well, I'm off to Florida Pagan 
Gathering. Unfortunately, because my husband isn't going, we 
won't be celebrating Beltaine until Sunday. 
 -A Smiling Devout Pagan
[You don't need to be a Pagan to f*** outside. All you need 
is a blanket and some insect repellant.]

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