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Ind Psychiatry J. 2010 Jan;19(1):55-7. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.77639.

A case of intermittent explosive disorder.

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  • Department of Psychiatry, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, India.

Abstract

A case of impulse control disorder was observed and managed. In this case, the serving soldier of the Indian army presented with explosive outbursts of extreme violence and anger, which was not clearly directed. Following this act of aggression, he would experience a sense of gratification and relief. The episodes were recurrent and resulted in assaults or destruction of property. The aggression displayed was out of proportion to any perceived provocation and the individual felt increasing tension or arousal before committing the act. He did not have any feelings of regret, remorse or guilt about the behavior.

KEYWORDS:

Gratification; intermittent explosive episodes; relief

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21694793
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PMCID:
PMC3105561
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