Time: More or less, now. Only a year or two in either direction, if anything.
Place: United States.
Background: One of my characters (22/23 year old male) needs to have a mental illness/mood disorder. Other than extreme swings in emotions and dangerous rage (resulting in violent explosions) he needs to be able to function normally with normal intelligence.
Research: I’ve done some research on affective mental disorders and found Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). For this most part this fits all of my criteria, but when I research “treatments”, all I can really find is prescribed medicines.
1. Could IED be severe enough to be treated in an institution (to be hospitalized)?
2. Could a traumatic event be enough to stimulate this in a person?
3. Are there any other disorders or illnesses that could fit this criteria, so I can kind of play around with it?
Thank you! :)