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.
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.
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An interesting piece of evidence around the role of the reward system in these disorders comes out of the Parkinson's field, where treatment with dopamine agonists leads to increased vulnerability to impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping and compulsive eating (Vilas, Pont-Sunyer & Tolosa 2012).
Variables proposed to be risk factors for the development of impulse control disorders in PD were also included in the GLMs, despite not displaying statistical significance in the univariate models.
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.
For any psychologist who wants to better understand this impulse control disorder, "Pathological Gambling" is a fine pick for psychological reference collections.
Emotional neuropsychiatric symptoms represent a spectrum of various phenomena including apathy, fatigue, and depression on the one hand and impulse control disorder and mania on the other hand [1, 3].
Some of these disorders include defiant disorder, impulse control disorder and depression.
Dopamine agonist (DA)-treated patients had two- to threefold elevated odds of having a current impulse control disorder (ICD), compared with non-DA-treated patients (17% vs.
For someone with an impulse control disorder, "just say no" isn't useful advice.
"Dopamine agonist treatment in Parkinson's disease is associated with 2- to 3.5-fold increased odds of having an impulse control disorder. This association represents a drug class relationship across impulse control disorders.
Among 165 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's followed in community-based neurology practices, 23 (14%) were diagnosed with a current or past impulse control disorder (ICD).
Before prescribing dopamine receptor agonists, physicians should warn patients and their families or caregivers of these drugs' potential to trigger uncontrollable gambling, sexual interests, spending, or other behavioral addictions, and should regularly query patients taking the drugs about conduct that could indicate development of an impulse control disorder.