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what to do to work on my impulse control?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See a specialist.: You should see a therapist for cognitive-behavioral therapy. Counseling ; group therapy has been used in people who suffer from pathological gambling. See a psychiatrist for med tx. Naltrexone is a medicine that has been used to decrease the reward and endogenous opiate release in some people who cut or injure themselves. Topamax (topiramate) can help reduce cravings for drugs.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can drug use help impulse control?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
What do you mean?: Prescribed medications have been shown to decrease some forms of impulse-control problems. Drug use or abuse (as in without a prescription) has not been scientifically demonstrated to help impulse control. It's not recommended.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Does anyone have an impulse control program they can send me?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Impulse: No specific program but you can get info. From your local mental health center (csb).

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