What is intermittent explosive disorder?
Intermittent explosive disorder DSM 5 from the American Psychiatric Association is defined as “recurrent behavioral outbursts representing a failure to control aggressive impulses.”
Intermittent explosive disorder involves repeated, sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. Road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder. Intermittent explosive disorder is a chronic disorder that can continue for years, although the severity of outbursts may decrease with age.