Understanding Impulse Control Disorders

Understanding Impulse Control Disorders

 

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As humans, the ability to control our impulses-or urges-helps distinguish us from other species and marks our psychological maturity. Most of us take our ability to think before we act for granted. But this isn’t easy for people who have problems controlling their impulses.

 

People with an impulse control disorder can’t resist the urge to do something harmful to themselves or others. Impulse control disorders include intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, pyromania, compulsive gambling and trichotillomania, addictions to alcohol r drugs, eating disorders, paraphilias sexual fantasies and behaviors involving non-human objects, suffering, humiliation or children, compulsive hair pulling, stealing, fire setting and intermittent explosive attacks of rage.

 

 How are they different from similar disorders?                  

 What causes impulse control disorders?                        

 Line of Treatment