Road rage an illness?

Some researchers are saying just that:

“People think it’s bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don’t know … is that there’s a biology and cognitive science to this,” said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago’s medical school.

I mean, I get mad and all, but this is a bit extreme, don’t you think?

You can read the whole story here: Yahoo! News: Road Rage Disease

3 replies on “Road rage an illness?”

  1. I agree with you dbmini. Ah, that’s the proof-positive answer: a study that hits the airwaves based on face-to-face questions of only 9282 adults based over 3 years!

    I take it no other “scientific method” was used, such as fiscal and/or marital standing (is the person in a positive or depressive “frame of mind” at the time), chemical balance/imbalance testing, base-line MRIs, time-line history over a period of months, etc….What was the percentage of these people that were “drivers”, or were they mass-transit users? etc etc…

    These studies nauseate me. This tripe basically allows the perverse “poltically-correct” society to say “we are all insane and thus innocent”…with the exception of those that choose to exercise common sense, good and/or gentlemanly manners, sensible child-rearing, and some sort of fiscal responsibility.

    By their guidelines we all probably have “adult attention deficit disorder” and can wave off our mis-deeds or actions. I may wager our country’s President is starting to show this, but I digress…

    And who are the dolts that pick up and pass along this trival press-release stuff, anyway?

    OK, rant off…back to motoring….

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