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Psychiatric Disorders


 

Impulse Control Disorders 

 

Common Characteristics


Disorders in this category include the failure or extreme difficulty in controlling impulses despite the negative consequences.  This includes the failure to stop gambling even if you realize that losing would result in significant negative consequences.  This failure to control impulses also refers to the impulse to engage in violent behavior (e.g., road rage), sexual behavior, fire starting, stealing, and self-abusive behaviors.

 

Disorders in this Category


   Intermittent Explosive Disorder

   Kleptomania

   Pathological Gambling

   Pyromania

   Trichotillomania

 

 

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