IED? MFR – My First Rant

According to our health professionals, we have a new disorder. It’s called IED – Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Folks. I’m no doctor, but paleeeez.


“The findings show the little-studied disorder is much more common than previously thought, said lead author Ronald Kessler, a health care policy professor at Harvard Medical School.”

“…the findings also confirm that for most people, the difficulties associated with the disorder begin during childhood or adolescence, and they often have a profound and ongoing impact on the person’s life.” –Dr. David Fassler, Psychiatry Professor, University of Vermont

“People think it’s bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don’t know … is that there’s a biology and cognitive science to this,” said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago’s medical school.

Cognitive science? Here’s my crack at a scientific formula:

Newborn child + parent’s stuffed feelings + childhood conditioning to stuff feelings + educational conditioning to stuff feelings + workplace encouragement to stuff feelings + religious suggestion to stuff feelings + media conditioning to stuff feelings + mental health professionals naming eruption of stuffed feelings a treatable disorder = INSANITY, or

‘Damn Unnatural Human’, otherwise known as DUH!)

Cognate that.

Oh. Sorry. I forgot. In order to grok this formula one must recognize ‘Un-stuffed Feeling Condition’ – a rare and unusual condition that seems to result from the encouragement of feelings. People with this condition have been known to be regularly open and honest with their feelings thereby creating recurrent disturbances in the field of conformity. And beware. There is an unpredictable element with this condition – intermittent bursts of creativity, laughter and euphoria.

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