Symptom Tests for Adults

[Self-Test] Could You Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder?

If you feel unable to rein in sudden outbursts of rage or anger over sometimes small beans, then we recommend taking this symptom test for Intermittent Explosive Disorder and sharing the results with a medical professional.

Medically reviewed by J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel

Do I Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder?

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is characterized by repeated and sudden episodes of aggressive or violent behavior that can be verbal or physical in nature and are disproportionate to the triggering situation. IED typically appears for the first time during the teen years, but symptoms can continue into adulthood; it is most common in people under the age of 40, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Answer the following questions to determine whether you show possible signs of IED, and then share the results with a medical professional for further evaluation.

This questionnaire is designed to determine whether you demonstrate symptoms similar to those of intermittent explosive disorder (IED). If you answer ‘Very Frequently’ or ‘Often’ to a significant number of these questions, consult a licensed mental health practitioner. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation.


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What To Do Next:

1. Take This Test: Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Adults
2. Take This Test: Hyperactive and Impulsive ADHD Symptoms in Adults
3. Find a specialist nearby who could help in our ADDitude Directory
4. Read Why You Lash Out — Sometimes for No Good Reason
5. Download Get a Grip on Tough Emotions

Updated on June 18, 2019

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