Saturday, June 24, 2006

New Disease: IEP

There's a new disease-- IED. No, it's not Improvised Explosive Device. It's Intermittent Explosive Disorder. If you have done any of the following at least three times in your life, you may suffer from IED:

* Exhibited angry outbursts disproportionate to the situation
* Damaged yours or someone else's property in a fit of rage
* Threatened anyone or acted aggressively in response to stress

And all this time I thought these people just needed to get a grip.

Well, apparently, Dr. William Campbell Douglass II, M.D. thinks so too. Read about it here.

So I ask you, do we really need to label every moral failing a disease and drug people accordingly or should we hold people accountable for their actions?

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