Asked by Fakhar zaman on Feb 18, 2024



A child diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder is most likely to perform which of the following behaviors?

A) Torture small animals
B) Blame others for their own mistakes
C) Engage in stealing and lying
D) Destroy property

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Disorder characterized by (a) several episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property, (b) a degree of aggressiveness grossly out of proportion to the situation, and (c) symptoms not better explained by another mental disorder (such as antisocial personality disorder), the effects of substances, or a medical condition (e.g., a head trauma).

  • Recognizing the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for children with this disorder.
  • Identifying the potential harm and impact of destructive behaviors on individuals with intermittent explosive disorder.
  • Understanding the potential behaviors associated with intermittent explosive disorder.

Verified Answer

Lindsey Nelson

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
A child with intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by sudden and intense episodes of aggressive behavior, such as destroying property, verbal or physical aggression towards others, or threats to harm oneself. The other behaviors listed (torturing small animals, blaming others for their own mistakes, stealing and lying) are not exclusively associated with intermittent explosive disorder.