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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These agents may help patients with high impulsivity, but lead to disinhibition and worsen impulse control in patients with low impulsivity.
Bailey said, the risk of in-hospital death was 16% lower in patients with a mood disorder, 59% lower in those with an anxiety disorder, and 77% lower in those with an impulse control disorder.
Impulse Control (I-C) Scale and Eight State Questionnaire were administered on both the groups namely trauma affected group and normal group.
Humans suffering from inflammatory and other somatic diseases accompanied by low tryptophan levels, exhibit disturbed social behaviour, increased irritability and lack of impulse control, rather than depression.
There's focus on areas of the brain that affect actions such as decision-making and impulse control, but the most interesting discovery is how much we're affected by the ability to reward ourselves.
The development and resolution of impulse control disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease appears to be largely reliant on gender, daily dose of dopamine agonists, and the presence of depressive symptoms, according to the findings of a prospective investigation.
When working with adolescents on impulse control, I explain the use of this area as "the cave man" part of the brain.
* Self-management (impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, motivation, goal setting, organizational skills)
Online Cognition Scale (OCS) The OCS was developed by Davis (2001) and contains four subscales aimed at measuring social comfort, loneliness/ depression, diminished impulse control, and distraction, with a total of 36 items.
IN this week's bulletin from our favourite magazine, the Celebrity Pot and Kettle, Charlie Sheen has been giving Lyndsay Lohan advice on cleaning up her life, suggesting that she has to work on her impulse control. "I've got some advice for her - just try to think things through a little before you do them."
"Work on your impulse control" - Hollywood wildman Charlie Sheen's advice to troubled Lindsay Lohan.
The results indicated that the female students (N=358) had significantly lower PIU levels on all dimensions (i.e., social comfort, loneliness/depression, diminished impulse control and distraction) than those of the males (N=252).