dyscontrol


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in·ter·mit·tent ex·plo·sive dis·or·der

1. a disorder that may begin in early childhood, or following head injury at any age, characterized by repeated acts of violent, aggressive behavior in otherwise normal persons that is markedly out of proportion to the event that provokes it.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

dyscontrol

/dys·con·trol/ (dis″kon-trōl´) inability to control one's behavior; see also under syndrome.
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Within the general category of state regulation we also encounter transient dyscontrol (quite possibly externally mediated) that is subsumed in the general category of behavioral disinhibition.
Similar patterns of behavior have been characterized as episodic dyscontrol syndrome (Monroe 1970) and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (American Psychiatric Association 2000).
The diagnosis has become a catchall category for some patients with impulsivity, irritability, and behavioral dyscontrol, even in the absence of discrete syndromic episodes or prominent mood symptoms.
The behavioural impulsivity and dyscontrol can also be treated with a low-dose antipsychotic, lithium, or an antiepileptic medication.
He had short term memory loss too, anger dyscontrol, fatigue - he slept for up to three hours during the day.
A wide variety of predisposing factors have been suggested including psychosis, severe neurosis, typhoid, excessive smoking, physical exertion, sexual over-activity, heatstroke, chronic circulatory disturbances, epilepsy, previous cerebral trauma, hypoglycemia, episodic dyscontrol syndrome, and cerebral arteriosclerosis.
In the acute posttraumatic phase, agitation may be severe and undifferentiated, whereas in later stages, aggression and episodic dyscontrol may predominate.
This third frame also causes ACT to cross over with more traditional forms of psychotherapy that address private events such as anxiety, emotional dyscontrol, and trauma in clients.
Trauma, Dissociation, and Impulse Dyscontrol in Eating Disorders.