Toddlers aren't the only age group that regularly throws temper tantrums. Put a seemingly well-adjusted adult behind the wheel, drop her into bumper-to-bumper traffic, and watch her explode in a similarly dramatic fashion. Recently, NPR explored the adult hissy fit known as road rage. And, according to some experts, blowing your gasket over a forgotten turn signal or other bird-brained moves may be a sign of deeper emotional issues.
The condition is called Intermittent Explosive Disorder, said University of Chicago psychiatrist Emil Coccaro in his interview with Morning Edition. According to Mayo Clinic, IED -- not to be confused with ED -- is "characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation." Besides road rage, people with IED may also put their fists through walls and be perpetrators of domestic abuse. Yep, that person who just rear-ended you on purpose might be speeding home toRead More »from Is Your Road Rage a Sign of Other Issues?