SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent research shows an increasing number of patients each year who are being treated for anger disorders.
The National Health Insurance Service reported on Thursday that 2,249 patients were treated for intermittent explosive disorder (IED), surging by 30.7 percent since 2015.
By age, the majority of the patients were in their 20s each year.
Starting at 542 patients in 2015, the number of patients in their 20s climbed up to 829 people by 2019.
Patients in their sixties jumped by 90.6 percent over the same period, going from 53 patients in 2015 to 101 patients in 2019.
Patients primarily came from Gyeonggi Province, one of the country’s most populated regions.
Proportionally, however, the city of Ulsan’s 7.32 patients for every 100,000 people was the highest rate in the country.
This year, 1,389 patients had been treated for anger disorder as of June, which is around 61.7 percent of last year’s records, raising the prospect that the number of patients will continue to increase.
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