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pyromania

 [pi″ro-ma´ne-ah]
an impulse control disorder consisting of a compulsion to set fires or watch fires, in the absence of monetary or other material gain to the person. The pyromaniac gets intense pleasure and emotional relief from these activities.

py·ro·ma·ni·a

(pī'rō-mā'nē-ă),
A morbid impulse to set fires.
Synonym(s): incendiarism
[pyro- + G. mania, frenzy]
A disorder of impulse control which is characterised by a pattern of fire setting for pleasure, gratification, or relief of tension

pyromania

Psychiatry  A disorder of impulse control which is characterized by a pattern of fire setting for pleasure, gratification, or relief of tension. See Impulse control disorder.
Pyromania–diagnostic criteria
Diagnostic criteria
(1) The person has set fires deliberately and on purpose on more than 1 occasion (multiple episodes involved)
(2) The person feels a tension or affective arousal before setting the fire
(3) Fascination, interest, attraction and/or curiosity for fire making paraphernalia, fire fighting equipment or any fire-related topic
(4) Pleasure, gratification, or relief may be felt
(a) when setting fires
(b) while witnessing a fire
(c) when participating in the aftermath
Exclusion criteria  
The fire setting cannot be better explained by another disorder (mania, antisocial personality conduct disorder, other).
The fire setting is not done (1) for monetary gain–insurance etc (2) to express a sociopolitical ideology, (3) to conceal a criminal act, (4) as a conscious expression of anger or vengeance, (5) to improve one's living circumstances, (6) in response to a delusion or hallucination, and (7) as a result of impaired judgement due to delusion or intoxication.

py·ro·ma·ni·a

(pī'rō-mā'nē-ă)
A morbid impulse to set fires.
[pyro- + G. mania, frenzy]

pyromania

A compulsion to start fires.

Pyromania

An impulse control disorder in which one sets fires.
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(recognizing pathological gambling, kleptomania, and pyromania as impulse control disorders), with 42 U.S.C.
Severe distress follows the fire setting, and persons with pyromania report significant functional impairment.
Similarly, in the International Classification of Disorders, PG is classified along with pyromania, kleptomania and trichotillomania, under the category of "habit and impulse disorders".
pathological gambling, pyromania, kleptomania, etc.), eating disorders, obesity, etc., currently conceptualised as behavioural addictions (36).
Loyalties emerge strongly, but it's hard to see hilarity in her examples of son Nicholas's emptying the flat by turning on all the gas burners without lighting them or young Ed's setting the curtains afire with his "taste for pyromania" (258-259).
Of course, there were precedents for this excoriation, pyromania and dismemberment, notably the decalcomanic, frottaged, automatist Exquisite Corpse of the Surrealists, echoed by works such as Hans Bellmer's The Worm-Eaten and the Creased.
Our little experiment in pyromania demonstrated that when you combine even burn-tested fabric with some 100LL, an ignition source and the air flowing around and through an airborne airplane, you've got a problem.
And more about her pyromania, about the psychological mechanisms of someone who tells us, "I hadn't felt the pleasure of singed fingers since eighth grade."
The inability to control emotion through reason could lead to a compulsive neurosis (e.g., pyromania), which was characterized by a compulsion to do something against one's will (i.e., nonindependently) and without reason (uncredited, 1921c).
"She's an artist and a recovering crystal meth addict with a history of pyromania and kleptomania.
Phil Collen joined the band in July, 1982, during production of the Pyromania album.
Grant (38) described an 18-year-old male with pyromania who received a combination of topiramate (75 mg per day) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for 3 weeks.