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.
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People were experiencing affect dyscontrol, anger, irritability, impatience, intolerance.
Neurological findings in adult minimal brain dysfunction and the dyscontrol syndrome.
Emotional and behavioral dyscontrol after traumatic brain injury.
Lateral differences are observed: whereas left prefrontal damage is more directly associated with cognitive processes, right damage is associated with both restriction of affect and emotional dyscontrol and defects in the perception or comprehension of emotional information (Goldberg, 2001; Grafman, 2006).
grouped delusion and hallucination in a psychosis cluster, aggression and irritability in an agitation cluster, and disinhibition, euphoria, and aberrant motor behaviour in a behavioural dyscontrol cluster [3].
The ASI [19] is a 16-item measure of the fear of anxiety-related symptoms comprised of three factors: fear of the somatic symptoms of anxiety, fear of mental incapacitation ("cognitive dyscontrol"), and fear of negative social repercussions of anxiety [20].
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).