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how could impulse control disorder be cured?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Therapy, Medication: "Impulse control disorders" are a group of psychiatric disorders where patients have difficulty controlling impulses that are not covered by another diagnosis (e.g., substance abuse is diagnosed separately). Examples - impulsivity in sex, gambling, Internet use, pornography among others. Cognitive behavioral therapy, SSRI medications are often helpful, as are mutual support groups such as GA.
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Provided original answer
GA = Gamblers Anonymous
Jul 9, 2014

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What is the most common impulse control disorder people know of?

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What are some symptoms of impulse control disorder?

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Inability to say no.: People with impulse control disorder are unable to control their impulsive actions, even if acting on the impulse will knowingly lead to unpleasant consequences. We all have impulses. It's not a disorder unless acting on those impulses frequently begets bad results, usually not immediately, but eventually.
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In what ways can impulse control disorder be cured?

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How can I tell my mum that I think I have an impulse control disorder?

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Candidly: I am assuming that you are a minor (says 47 on question). Be prepared to share the symptoms that you are experiencing. If a minor - ask your parent (s) to arrange for evaluation by a psychologist, your pediatrician or a child psychiatrist Take care.

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