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intermittent explosive disorder

 

Definition:

  1. a disorder that may begin in early childhood, or following head injury at any age, characterized by repeated acts of violent, aggressive behavior in otherwise normal persons that is markedly out of proportion to the event that provokes it.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

Synonym(s): dyscontrol, episodic dyscontrol syndrome

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