chapter  9
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
ByEmil F. Coccaro
Pages 18

INTRODUCTION Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) (1-3) that purportedly identifies individuals with recurrent impulsive aggressive behavior not due to other known mental or physical disorder. However, because DSM criteria for IED are poorly operationalized, IED has been the subject of little systematic research to date (4).