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Living with IED- The Roger Heater Story
January 11, 2011
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Tommy45
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That is a very inspiring story! It really makes you think about the importance of a correct diagnosis for people who are struggling with mental health. I have Asperger's syndrome, a condition related to Autism, but as a child I struggled at times since not as much was known about these conditions at the time. I wish Roger all the best as he shares this great message and success story.

January 13, 2011
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Wow, I've never heard of that disorder before. It's so true, Tommy, that a correct diagnosis is essential for people battling mental illness. It is great that he is doing well today, but it is so sad that he had to suffer for so long.

January 14, 2011
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I've known people who have those types of symptoms. They usually don't make it to adulthood unfortunately. I'm glad he was able to conquer his problem. It's a shame when things like this have been so misunderstood.

January 15, 2011
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That is a very inspiring story. I have never heard of IED either. What Roger is doing now is very brave - not least by exposing his illness and the anti-social behavious that has caused, but in the process of preparing his talks and writing his book he has to be prepared to relive the awful incidents - such as abusing his wives - I'm sure he has apoligised and I hope that the women can forgive. If they can it will help his healing.

Francine

January 15, 2011
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I wish him well, but believe that anyone with such a disorder should stay out of relationships for the rest of his or her life.  As far as the women forgiving, that may undermine THEIR healing from being in a relationship with such an individual.

January 17, 2011
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IED is actually classified as an impulse control disorder, and is in the same league as kleptomania, pathological gambling and pyromania.  It's when you have problems stopping yourself from your impulses.  IED is when you react disproportionately to any provocation.

January 19, 2011
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It's sad that IED is actually more prevalent that is thought.  A study conducted in 2006 found that there could be more than 7.3% of people who suffer from IED!

January 19, 2011
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How do you know if it's IED as opposed to just plain anger?

January 19, 2011
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Well, because it's an impulse control disorder, you are not successful in resisting aggressive impulses that may result in you assaulting somebody or destroying property. Also your reaction is much more magnified than is warranted by the occasion. Such as a joke could have you killing a person or something.

January 20, 2011
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You would need to undergo psychiatric evaluation. Psychologists and psychiatrists perform tests and evaluations to rule out antisocial personality disorder, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, and others. The DSM-IV has listed the criteria to this disorder.

January 20, 2011
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It's great that Roger was able to control his IED with comedy, but most people need medication and behavioral modification for this. 

January 20, 2011
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crystalwaters said:

I wish him well, but believe that anyone with such a disorder should stay out of relationships for the rest of his or her life.  As far as the women forgiving, that may undermine THEIR healing from being in a relationship with such an individual.


I think that women in these relationships or are thinking to get into one could provide the biggest source of support.  It's easy to be selfish, but it's very satisfying to be able to make a difference in another person's life.

January 20, 2011
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Wow, I didn't even know IED existed. It makes me wonder if this is something my brother has. He has uncontrollable rage and he will fly off. Needless to say, I don't like being around him.

 

It is good to know that Roger seeked help and is better today.

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