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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

IED involves recurrent episodes of impulsive, aggressive, sadistic behaviour or angry verbal outbursts in which one reacts grossly out of proportion to the situation. Domestic abuse, road rage, breaking objects, throwing things or other temper tantrums may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder. People with this disorder tend to attack others as well as their possessions causing bodily injury and property damage.

The explosive episodes usually last less than 30 minutes and may occur in clusters or be separated by months or weeks of non-aggression. In between these explosive outbursts, the individual may be impulsive, aggressive or angry.