impulse control


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impulse control

Psychology The degree to which a person can control the desire for immediate gratification or other; IC may be the single most important indicator of a person's future adaptation in terms of number of friends, school performance and future employment. See BarOn test, Emotional intelligence, Marshmallow test.
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Data source: A retrospective disproportionality analysis of all 1,580 reports of impulse control disorders in an FDA database of adverse drug reactions during a 10-year period.
Second, the association between suicidal attempts and violence may be modified by 6-month depression, hostility, positive symptomatology, and poor impulse control scores in males.
For someone with an impulse control disorder, "just say no" isn't useful advice.
Koran has served as a paid speaker for Forest Laboratories, as has second author Elais Aboujaoude, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of Stanford's Impulse Control Clinic.
Distinct brain networks seem to control impulsivity traits in adolescents with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and those with a history of substance use, even though both groups share the same deficit in impulse control, according to the largest single imaging study of either adolescents or adults.
These are followed by 43 group play skill sequences that use modeling, feedback, and role playing with adults and peers to teach children prerequisites for participating in group play interventions, then 67 interventions organized into teaching modules such as identifying and expressing emotions, following directions and impulse control, and the management of anger, anxiety and stress, planning, and time.
Work on your impulse control, just try to think things through a little bit before you do it.
It then covers a range of disorders, including delirium, dementia, amnesia, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, somatoform and dissociative disorders, and disorders associated with alcohol, drugs, personality, sexual dysfunction, paraphilias, gender identity, eating, adjustment and impulse control, Special topics include psychiatric emergencies, child psychiatry, sleep disorders, legal considerations, psychological treatments, pharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy.
Based on the habits of thought model that violence can be unlearned, Second Step includes activities to help students acquire empathy, impulse control, problem solving, and anger management skills.
Today her 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter take medication to control the same symptoms Gomez experienced as a child: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, being easily distracted and unable to focus on projects, chattering away at inappropriate times, having poor impulse control.
Aboujaoude, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of Stanford's Impulse Control Disorders Clinic, said that a small but growing number of Internet users are starting to visit their doctors for help with unhealthy attachments to cyberspace.
According to Aboujaoude, director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic and the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic at Stanford University, "The way we see ourselves is changing as a function of new personality traits born and nurtured in the virtual world.