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Intermittent Explosive Disorder
These toxic coworkers may not be bi-polar but rather have "Intermittent explosive disorder"
Keep a journal of the episodes and be sure to write down the TIME of DAY, DATE, any witnesses who were present, the location of where the episode took place, and what was said by the other person. This documentation is critical and your proof of what has happened and will make you more credible. Categorize the events as: bullying, harassment, etc.
Read more about Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Explosive eruptions, usually lasting less than 30 minutes, often result in verbal assaults, injuries and the deliberate destruction of property. These episodes may occur in clusters or be separated by weeks or months of nonaggression. In between explosive outbursts, the person may be irritable, impulsive, aggressive or angry.
Aggressive episodes may be preceded or accompanied by:
Feeling of pressure in the head
Depression, fatigue or relief may occur after the episode.
Hope this helps!