EruptionSorting through the DSM alphabet:

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. People with intermittent explosive disorder may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. Later, people with intermittent explosive disorder may feel remorse, regret or embarrassment.

Adult Antisocial Behavior

...should be considered when antisocial behavior cannot be attributed to any other mental disorder, and the individual does not meet the criteria for antisocial personality (from the DSM-IV Training Guide)

Antisocial Personality Disorder

When you have antisocial personality disorder, you typically have no regard for right and wrong. You may often violate the law and the rights of others, landing yourself in frequent trouble or conflict. You may lie, behave violently, and have drug and alcohol problems. And you may not be able to fulfill responsibilities to your family, work or school.

August 5, 2009
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