Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Impulsive Control Disorder

Impulse Control Disorder is the failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act that is harmful to the person or others. An increased sense of tension before committing the act and then experience pleasure or gratification or relief at the time of doing the act. Following the act there may or may not be regret

Following are some disorders:
1) Kleptomania is characterized by the recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects not needed for personal use or monetary value.
2) Intermittent Explosive Disorder is characterized by discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses resulting in serious assaults or destruction or property.
3) Pyromania: is characterized by a pattern   of fire setting for pleasure, gratification, or relief tension.
4) Pathological gambling: is characterized by recurrent and persistent maladaptive gambling behavior.
5) Trichotillomania: is characterized by recurrent pulling out one’s hair for pleasure, gratification or relief of tension those results in noticeable hair loss.

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