Wolverine With Intermittent Explosive Disorder

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Wolverine With Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Wolverine With Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)

What is IED?A disorder that involves repeated, sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation.

Symptoms1. Rage- wolverine is known for his "berserker rage", a state where Wolverine enters an uncontrolable mental state where he becomes crazy unaware of any moral convitions.2. Physical fights- he kills anyone who gets in his way3. iritability- he gets annoyed very easily.

Prevalance IED affects 7.3% of adults- 11.6 - 16 million Americans.

References 1. http://marvel.com/characters/66/wolverine2. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intermittent-explosive-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-200243093. http://www.dsm5.org/documents/changes%20from%20dsm-iv-tr%20to%20dsm-5.pdf4. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/intermittent-explosive-disorder-in-adults-treatment-and-prognosis

Etology1. Wolverine saw when his father is murdered by a guy named Thomas Logan. Wolverine then acts out in rage, killing Thomas, who before is killed, admits being Wolverine's biological father.2. Being in the war- common cause of IED

PrognosisWolverine killed his father a traumatic event in his life causing his IED, according to retrospective studies the mean duration of IED is 12-20 years. so as wolverine gets older his agressive outbursts may decrease.

Therapy1. Cognitive-behavioral therapy- When Wolverine enters his states of rage that is uncontrolable CBT will help Identify which situations or behaviors may trigger his aggressive responses andLearn how to manage anger and control inappropriate responses using techniques such as relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, and learning coping skills.2. Free Association- This would help wolverine reveal anything that came to mind without fear of negative evaluation.


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