|George Anderson||Posted - 1 October 2010 4:59 |
An addiction is generally defined as a habit pattern which produces physiologically and psychologically dependence. Some well meaning proponents of the 12-Step Programs for substance abuse treatment are claiming that "rageaholism" is an addiction to anger. However, no such disorder is recognized nor accepted as a covered disorder by Managed Health Care Organizations.
The universally accepted DSM-lV, Manual for Nervous and Mental Disorders does not list "rageaholism" as a pathological condition. Therefore, anger is a lifestyle issue which is not responsive to counseling, psychotherapy nor substance abuse treatment.
As Editor of this forum, I feel responsible to do my part to support accuracy in entries relative to anger management.
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