intermittent explosive disorder

noun
intermittent ex·​plo·​sive disorder | \ -ik-ˈsplō-siv-, -ziv- How to pronounce intermittent explosive disorder (audio) \

Medical Definition of intermittent explosive disorder

: a personality disorder characterized by repeated episodes of violent aggressive behavior in an otherwise normal individual that is out of proportion to the events provoking it

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“Intermittent explosive disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intermittent%20explosive%20disorder. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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