While these people may fly into uncontrolled rage on a fairly regular basis, many feel remorse or embarrassment for their actions afterward. For this reason, Galynker adds that Intermittent Explosive Disorder can be thought of most effectively as an "aggression disregulation" and that a lot of people have gradations of it.
But is it for real? Galynker, for one, thinks so. And he says those who live with Intermittent Explosive Disorder often experience the consequences of their rage.
"A lot of people can't manage their aggression, and a lot of them end up in jail after an explosion," he notes.
But, as with many such disorders, some people may question whether someone who has been diagnosed with such a condition should be held fully responsible for their actions. Indeed, while some may argue that applying such diagnoses to this type of disposition could give some people a blank check for bad behavior, others might say the condition could warrant leniency.
Galynker, however, is adamant that an Intermittent Explosive Disorder diagnosis should not be enough to get someone off the hook for hyperaggressive behavior.
"The fact that people can't control their behavior doesn't mean that they are not responsible for their behavior," he says.
A number of different drugs are used to treat Intermittent Explosive Disorder, including anti-anxiety medications, like Valium and antidepressants, like Prozac. Psychiatrists have also used behavioral therapy to treat those with the condition.
Perhaps one of the strangest and most controversial medical mysteries out there today, Morgellons syndrome involves the sprouting of inorganic material -- including fibers and crystals -- from the skin.
No solid evidence yet exists for the condition, and many doctors today say it is likely more a psychological condition than a physical one. That is, of course, assuming that the individuals who say they suffer from it do not actually have these objects growing from their skin.
In 2006, Brandi Koch of Clearwater Beach, Fla., told ABC News that she was one of many to suffer from the condition; she claims she has colored fibers coming out of her skin.
"The fibers look like hair, and they're different colors," Koch said.
And while most medical professionals doubt the existence of the condition, at least one -- pediatrician Dr. Greg Smith of Gainesville, Ga. -- claims to actually have experienced the condition firsthand.
"It felt like somebody stuck a pin in my toe and wiggled it and it just continued to hurt," Smith told ABC News in 2006. "I've certainly had those crawling sensations, and the fibers which come out of the skin are really bizarre, and really odd."
However, Dr. Vincent DeLeo, chief of dermatology at New York's St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, weighed in on what he'd say to someone who came to him with this condition: "I don't think this is any different than many patients I've seen who have excoriations and believe that there is something in their skin causing this."
DeLeo says the open lesions are a result of scratching the skin.
Maybe you never got along with your little brother or sister. Perhaps numbers make your stomach turn, or maybe you drink a bit too much coffee for your own good.