impulse-control disorder

impulse-control disorder

A disorder marked by failure to resist impulses, drives, or temptations that may potentially cause harm. Impulse-control disorders include kleptomania, pyromania, pathological gambling, trichotillomania, and intermittent explosive disorder.
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This research examines compulsive buying as an impulse-control disorder, a form of maladaptive behavior believed to have its roots in early-in-life experiences of family adversities.
Trich is an impulse-control disorder and those with it pull out their own hair - be it from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows - or any other part of the body.
Individuals with this impulse-control disorder typically deny hair-pulling, said Dr.
He'd also been battling alcoholism, cocaine abuse, an impulse-control disorder, stress and an anti-social personality, court documents revealed.
By DSM-IV criteria, it is an impulse-control disorder.
This section also discusses the categorization of pathological gambling and how, rather than being categorized as a single disorder, it shares important features with disorders such as obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, affective spectrum disorders, addiction, and impulse-control disorder.
The current DSM-IV-TR diagnoses that are most related to SIB are stereotypic movement disorder with self-injurious behavior, trichotillomania, impulse-control disorder not otherwise specified (NOS), and BPD.
Pathological gambling is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as an impulse-control disorder with symptoms similar to those of drug and alcohol addiction.
and all 20 turned out to have mental illnesses including manic depression, impulse-control disorder and a range of psychotic disorders.
Paraphilias, characterized by such co-morbid diseases as OCD, posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders and impulse-control disorder, are considered a subgroup of other nosologic categories 161.
Thirty of the study subjects (60%) reported having at least one clinically important comorbid disorder, such as major depressive disorder; an anxiety disorder; another impulse-control disorder, such as skin picking or nail biting; or an eating disorder.