Rage disorder

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What is rage disorder?

Rage disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of angry outbursts, temper tantrums, or violent behavior to the point of uncontrollable rage, it is grossly out of proportion to the situation. The outbursts are not premeditated and it is difficult for the person to resist aggressive impulses.

Common symptoms reported by people with rage disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rage disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
rage disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Move Free Advance)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with rage disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rage disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
rage disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nervousness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
black diarrhea hunger 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Move Free Advance)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rage disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rage disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 31
30s 35
40s 38
50s 37
60s 15
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

57% Female
43% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 39
Not Diagnosed 41

These charts show data from rage disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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