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Understanding Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Symptoms & Causes

IED

Understanding Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Symptoms & Causes

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is a type of impulse control disorder that causes someone to frequently experience impulsive angry outbursts that are disproportionate to the event or situation that triggered them. For example, when someone with this condition becomes frustrated—even about something relatively minor—they may throw a tantrum, argue, damage property, instigate a physical fight, or act aggressively. Below, we...[ read more ]