Rage is characterized by an unpredictable and primitive display of violence that is out of proportion to the provoking event and often threatens serious self-injury or harm to others. New insight into the pathogenesis of unpredictable violent behavior has been gained largely as a result of neurochemical, neuropsychological and brain imaging studies. This article examines episodic rage from a neuropsychiatric perspective. Three cases illustrating the evaluation and treatment of rage in childhood and adolescence are presented.
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Mandoki, M.W., Sumner, G.S. & Matthews-Ferrari, K. Evaluation and treatment of rage in children and adolescents. Child Psych Hum Dev 22, 227–235 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00707665
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