Intermittent explosive disorder
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is an uncommon disorder of the braincharacterized by explosive outbursts of behaviour (throwing, breaking things, inflicting physical harm on others). It is an impulse control disorder. It is sometimes linked to temporal lobe epilepsy.
Those who do have unprovoked violence associated with the disorder show loss of cells and abnormalities in the left hemisphere of the brain.
It is listed in the DSM IV as a psychiatric diagnosis, but some medical professionals question the legitimacy of this disorder. It has been used as a legal defense successfully.
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