Intermittent explosive disorder
: epidemiology, diagnosis and management.
Unhealthy aggression: The association between intermittent explosive disorder
and negative health outcomes.
In contrast, a 2004 study of 253 Baltimore residents estimated a lifetime prevalence of 4 percent for intermittent explosive disorder
Psychological specialists have linked road rage to mental illness and in particular a condition called Intermittent Explosive Disorder
, which is characterised by sudden aggression in usually calm individuals.
Surprisingly high rates of intermittent explosive disorder
in the community were detected in two small studies led by Dr.
He was diagnosed with "organic personality disorder," intermittent explosive disorder
, mathematics disorder, expressive language disorder, and epilepsy.
Examples codified in the DSM-IV-TR include pathological gambling, kleptomania, pyromania, intermittent explosive disorder
, and impulse control.
According to DSM-5, patients who have repeated episodes of aggression can be given a diagnosis of intermittent explosive disorder
, but such behavior can occur secondary to other psychiatric diagnoses (Table 1, page 50).
No one in general medicine would accept a diagnosis of headache or nausea, but we are quite comfortable with anxiety disorder, not otherwise specified (NOS) or intermittent explosive disorder
. The list could go on.
-- Youths with intermittent explosive disorder
who remained compliant with their antiepileptic pharmacotherapy after discharge had significantly better outcomes than those who stopped the medication, Dr.
A BPD patient likely has additional diagnoses from previous clinicians--such as bipolar disorder, dysthymic disorder, panic disorder, major recurrent depression, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, intermittent explosive disorder
, or any variety of adjustment, anxiety, eating, impulse control, mood, somatoform, or personality disorders.
-- A growing body of research suggests that intermittent explosive disorder
, characterized by regular impulsive, aggressive acts, is the result of childhood abuse combined with biological predisposition, Dr.