Diagnostic Criteria

A. A single, discrete episode in which failure to resist an impulse led to a single, violent, externally directed act that had a catastrophic impact on others.

B. The degree of aggressivity expressed during the episode was grossly out of proportion to any precipitating psychosocial stressor.

C. Before the episode there were no signs of generalized impulsivity or aggressiveness.

D. Not due to Schizophrenia, Antisocial Personality Disorder, or Conduct Disorder.


See Impulse-Control Disorders Not Otherwise Specified

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