Blood Inflammation and Aggression

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study found a correlation between intermittent explosive disorder and inflammation in the blood.


    According to a study with nearly 200 participants, people with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) possess elevated amounts of two markers of systemic inflammation in their blood. IED is a psychiatric illness characterized by impulsivity, hostility and recurrent aggressive outbursts.  The two biomarkers associated were C-reactive protein and interleukin-6, both of which cause inflammation in blood levels and are associated with aggressive behaviors.