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.
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Examples Compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping, pyromania
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impulse control disorderPsychiatry 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
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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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