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Intermittent explosive disorder
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is an uncommon disorder of the brain characterized by explosive outbursts. It is an impulse control disorder. It is sometimes linked to temporal lobe epilepsy .
IED and Violence
People with the disorder who are prone to unprovoked violence are even more rare that the disorder itself. Those who do have unprovoked violence associated with the disorder show loss of cells and abnormalities in the left hemisphere of the brain. This gives evidence that the left hemisphere of the brain is associate with violent behavior.
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