impulse control disorder

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im·pulse con·trol dis·or·der

a group of mental disorders characterized by a person's failure to resist an impulse to perform some act harmful to self or to others; includes pathologic gambling, pedophilia, kleptomania, pyromania, trichotillomania, intermittent and isolated explosive disorders.

impulse control disorder

a behavior in which the individual fails to resist performing a potentially harmful act. The individual usually has a sense of tension or arousal before committing the act and a sense of relief or pleasure when it is committed.
A psychiatric disorder characterised by a failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act that is harmful to the person or to others
Examples Compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping, pyromania

impulse control disorder

Psychiatry A psychiatric disorder characterized by a failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act that is harmful to the person or to others Examples Compulsive gambling, pyromania

im·pulse con·trol dis·or·der

(im'pŭls kŏn-trōl' dis-ōr'dĕr)
A class of mental disorders characterized by failure to resist an impulse to perform some act harmful to oneself or to others; includes pathologic gambling, pedophilia, kleptomania, pyromania, trichotillomania, and intermittent or isolated explosive disorders.