What is it about?
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is a mental illness characterized by recurrent aggressive outbursts. It is a highly impairing disorder and in need of effective treatments. Many factors affect how various people respond to psychotherapies, including demographic, motivational, comorbidity, and illness severity-related factors. We evaluated a cognitive-behavioral therapy to see how these different types of factors may affect how much people diagnosed with IED benefit from a treatment called cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Why is it important?
The findings from this study show that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective treatment for many people diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder (IED). We show that common treatment barriers (e.g., comorbid mental illnesses, low motivation to change) did not affect how people with IED benefit from CBT. However, people exhibiting higher trait anger may require additional support to maximize treatment benefit.
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This page is a summary of: Predictors of treatment outcome in cognitive behavioral therapy for intermittent explosive disorder: A preliminary analysis., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, October 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
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