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how are impulse control disorders treated now?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Impulse: Psychotherapy & sometimes medications. Need to learn to stop-think-act which improves your impulses and helps you respond better.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are impulse control disorders?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Problem with impulse: A range of disorders are loosely clustered under impulse control disorders including intermittent explosive disorder (impulsive aggression), kelptomania (impulsive stealing), pyromania (impulsive fire setting), pathological gambling, trichotillomania (impulsive hair pulling), & not otherwise specified (nos) (other problems where poor impulse control is key). Not necessarily linked to each other.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What medications are given for blocking impulse control disorders?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Impulse: Depends on the diagnosis, for example, adhd is treated with stimulants.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are treaments out there for impulse control disorders?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Impulse: Psychotherapy & sometimes medications. Need to learn to stop-think-act which improves your impulses and helps you respond better.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What types are on the list of impulse-control disorders?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
The list, and more: 1. Intermittent explosive disorder; 2. Kleptomania; 3. Pyromania; 4. Pathological gambling; 5. Trichotillomania; 6. Impulse-control disorder not otherwise specified. But, in addition to these formal diagnoses, impulsive behavior can be a part of a number of additional mental disorders.

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