Intermittent Explosive Disorder
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- Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is a behavioral disorder characterized by uncontrollable, aggressive outbursts that are disproportionate to the level of provocation or psychosocial stress, and result in negative interpersonal, financial, or legal consequences.
- These are thought to represent a failure to control aggressive impulses.
- Intermittent explosive disorder is classified under the Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) .