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.

impulse control disorder

a behavior in which the individual fails to resist performing a potentially harmful act. The individual usually has a sense of tension or arousal before committing the act and a sense of relief or pleasure when it is committed.
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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The workgroup has proposed to rename the pathological gambling disorder as disordered gambling and to reclassify the disorder from the section on impulse control disorders not elsewhere classified to the substance related disorders (which is to be renamed as addiction and related disorders) (Hodgins, Stea & Grant 2011).
Persistence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) among Parkinson's disease patients from baseline to a mean follow-up of about 15 months were significantly associated with male gender and with a higher daily dose of dopamine agonists.
This pattern was observed across all four impulse control disorders assessed: pathological gambling (3.
Preliminary estimates of impulse control disorders in this population range from 1.
This pattern was observed across all four of the impulse control disorders that were assessed: pathological gambling (3.
Over the past decade, there has been a growing recognition that pathological gambling and other impulse control disorders (ICDs) are prevalent and clinically important.
Other DSM-5 diagnoses included impulse control disorders (15% of patients), substance abuse disorders (13%), and mild (21%) or major (13%) neurocognitive disorders.
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The problem of impulse control disorders was previously thought to affect one in seven people on the drugs but is now considered more widespread, say neurol-ogists at Loyola University in Chicago.
DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE 233, 233-34 (2010) ("Not all impulse control disorders, or disorders characterized by impulsivity, should be considered behavioral addictions.
The McElroy patent is directed to methods of using topiramate to treat impulse control disorders.