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.
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.
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.
They exclude learning, sexual and gender identity, sleep, and impulse-control disorders, and disorders due to general medical conditions.
This association may not be surprising, given that pathological gambling can be found listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2000) under impulse-control disorders that are not otherwise classified.
Impulse-control disorders in a college sample: results from the self-administered Minnesota impulse disorders interview(MIDI).