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Glossary for Intermittent Explosive Disorder

  • Aggression: Overly aggressive behavior.
  • Anti-Social Personality Disorder: A psychiatric condition characterized by chronic behavioral and social problems which often involves criminal behaviour.
  • Borderline Personality Disorder: Mental condition with behavioral and emotional problems.
  • Conduct Disorder: Behavioral disorder with antisocial behaviors
  • Delirium: Severe state of mental confusion
  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Dermatillomania: A form of obsessive compulsive disorder where a person compulsively picks at their own skin. Sufferers can feel the pain they inflict on themselves but the feelings of gratification and stress relief prevent them from stopping. The severity and extent of damage to the skin is variable. Stress and anxiety can trigger the compulsive skin picking.
  • Drug abuse: Addiction to any of various illicit drugs.
  • Impulse Control Disorders: Disorders where people have difficulty controlling their impulses
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Episodes of explosively aggressive behavior
  • Kleptomania: Intense urge to steal. Usually kleptomaniacs have a near relative who suffers from a substance abuse disorder.
  • Mania: Inappropriate euphoric mood
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Behavioral disorder with obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A behavioral problem that occurs in children and involves persistent disobedience, defiance and hostility towards authority figures. The behavioral problem is greater than the normal pattern of child misbehaviors. The severity of the problem affects the child's ability to perform satisfactorily in home, school and community environments.
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Pyromania: Compulsive arson and fire starting behavior disorder
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy: A condition which is characterized by complex partial seizures
  • Trichotillomania: A mental disorder where a person feels compelled to pull out their own hair.


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