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Diagnostic criteria for 312.34 Intermittent Explosive Disorde

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. Several discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property. 

B. The degree of aggressiveness expressed during the episodes is grossly out of proportion to any precipitating psychosocial stressors. 

C. The aggressive episodes are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., Antisocial Personality DisorderBorderline Personality Disorder, a Psychotic Disorder, a Manic EpisodeConduct Disorder, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and are not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., head trauma, Alzheimer's disease).

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. Several discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property. 

B. The degree of aggressiveness expressed during the episodes is grossly out of proportion to any precipitating psychosocial stressors. 

C. The aggressive episodes are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., Antisocial Personality DisorderBorderline Personality Disorder, a Psychotic Disorder, a Manic EpisodeConduct Disorder, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and are not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., head trauma, Alzheimer's disease).

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association