Few of us know that there is an explosive disorder, which can be, like other mental disorders, treated. One of many reasons that we are not aware of the problem is that doctors are also not aware and the problem is often misdiagnosed as anxiety or depression.

Explosive disorder is characterized by unnecessary explosive outbursts of anger. Innocent by-standers would call it bad behavior but doctors call it explosive disorder.

More then 7 % of American adults may be diagnosed with the disorder at one point of their lives. It usually appears in adolescence for the first time. Boys may show it at the age of 13 and girls at the age of 19.

Such explosive outbursts may result in assaults on people or damage to property and lead to depression, alcoholism and violence later in life.

There is a way to approach this disorder by using mood-stabilizers and antidepressants and by practicing cognitive talk therapy in order to help these people figure put the triggers and deal with them another way.

The problem is that these explosive behaviors are often accompanied by shame and embarrassment, which hinders sufferers from discussing the problem or seeking help.

Explosive disorder is diagnosed after having three major episodes in a lifetime where a person became more angry than most people would in the same situation.