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Intermittent explosive disorder

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is an uncommon disorder of the brain characterized by explosive outbursts. It is an impulse control disorder. It is sometimes linked to temporal lobe epilepsy.

IED and Violence

People with the disorder who are prone to unprovoked violence are even more rare that the disorder itself. Those who do have unprovoked violence associated with the disorder show loss of cells and abnormalities in the left hemisphere of the brain. This gives evidence that the left hemisphere of the brain is associate with violent behavior.


The information above is not intended for and should not be used as a substitute for the diagnosis and/or treatment by a licensed, qualified, health-care professional. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It incorporates material originating from the Wikipedia article "Intermittent explosive disorder".

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