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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Brenna Kekst Brown, Gerald Nestadt, M.D.
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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)[1].

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Last updated: September 3, 2017


Brown, Brenna K, and Gerald Nestadt. "Intermittent Explosive Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787091/all/Intermittent_Explosive_Disorder.
Brown BK, Nestadt G. Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787091/all/Intermittent_Explosive_Disorder. Accessed May 25, 2019.
Brown, B. K., & Nestadt, G. (2017). Intermittent Explosive Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787091/all/Intermittent_Explosive_Disorder
Brown BK, Nestadt G. Intermittent Explosive Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787091/all/Intermittent_Explosive_Disorder.
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