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help! need to know if there's an emotional disorder for difficulty to control your impulses?

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Dr. Eliezer Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Yes! But, ask a doc: I was asked this question by many people. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple because difficulties controlling impulses can be part of many emotional disorders and even some medical illnesses. To identify the problem or the cause of the difficulty to control impulses requires more information about the person, and the expertise of a professional, such as a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Yes, not rare: Classical impulse disorder as a side effect from a class called Dopamine agonists, but might also be noted in many psychiatric disorders, and even a consequence of some head injuries, so, not unusual, and can be controlled in a variety of ways.

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