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Updated 19 December 2013

Road rage may have a physical cause

Recurrent, unwarranted blow-ups such as road rage may have a biological basis, according to a new study.

Recurrent, unwarranted blow-ups such as road rage may have a biological basis, according to a new study.

Currently, medication and behaviour therapy are used to treat intermittent explosive disorder, which affects about 16 million Americans, according to the US National Institute of Mental Health. But these methods are effective in fewer than 50% of cases, the study authors noted.

Initial controversy

Eliminating the cause of a disorder, he noted, is not always enough to change the behaviour once it is established.

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