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Anyone have a child with Intermittent Explosive Disorder?

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Anyone have a child with this? I had never heard of it before Moday when Will was diagnosed with this along with ADHD. My head is spinning at the moment. For those of you whom are curious, here's what IED is.

Intermittent explosive disorder can cause people to have angry episodes or "spells". During these spells, they may destroy property or hurt people. They usually feel tense before the episode starts and feel relief right afterwards. Later on, they may feel very sorry or guilty. This disorder is luckily a rare one. Most people who act out in anger do not have this disorder.
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I have heard of Oppositional Defiance Disorder as a coexisting condition with ADHD. ODD kids tend to have fits of explosive anger and general defiance, but this is a new one for me.
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My dad has it and it's been passed down. It was one thing my son was screened for. So far so good, but I'm too familiar with it. Feel free to pm if you want.
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I have heard of Oppositional Defiance Disorder as a coexisting condition with ADHD. ODD kids tend to have fits of explosive anger and general defiance, but this is a new one for me.

Right and I thought that was what he had. ADHD never entered my mind. Evidently the ODD kids show no remorse, the kids with IED apologize and feel truly sorry for how they have acted.
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My dad has it and it's been passed down. It was one thing my son was screened for. So far so good, but I'm too familiar with it. Feel free to pm if you want.

Your inbox is FULL!!!
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ooops. I'll clean it out. Sorry.
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Evidently the ODD kids show no remorse, the kids with IED apologize and feel truly sorry for how they have acted.

This is very enlightening! I have a good friend who's son we though had ODD. Now I wonder if this is more the case, because he IS remorseful!
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My brother was diagnosed with this as a child - back then there was a different name for it. He was committed to a mental hospital at age 3 until he was 7. He was released in my custody but was not allowed to attend public school so he was an outpatient attending school there. I adopted him at age 9 and fought to get him into the public system. Over the years they were better able to treat his issues. He is 31 now and still has episodes but he is in better control of himself. He is married and has a child. He was in the Marines for 4 yrs, after that attended welding school. Now he works FT as a welder.
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