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Doctor insights on: Impulse Control Disorders

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What are impulse control disorders?

What are  impulse control disorders?

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. ...Read more

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How could impulse control disorder be cured?

How could impulse control disorder be cured?

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. ...Read more

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How are impulse control disorders treated now?

How are impulse control disorders treated now?

Impulse: Psychotherapy & sometimes medications. Need to learn to stop-think-act which improves your impulses and helps you respond better. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of impulse control disorder?

What are some symptoms of impulse control disorder?

Hmmm ?ADHD: Impulsivity is doing or saying things without thinking. This might be physical, emotional or intellectual. Interrupting someone in conversation, jumping to conclusions, a child running into a street without looking, cutting someone off in conversation to finish their thought. These are typical impulse control problems. Spending without thinking, sexual encounters done randomly - again impulsivity. ...Read more

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In what ways can impulse control disorder be cured?

In what ways can impulse control disorder be cured?

Cog. ; Med txmt: Impulse control disorders have two treatment options: psychosocial and pharmacological.[4] treatment methodology is informed by the presence of comorbid conditions.[3] pharmaceutical[edit] in the case of pathological gambling, along with fluvoxamine, clomipramine has also been shown effective in the treatment, with reducing the problems of pathological gambling in a subject by up to 90%. Whereas. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are treaments out there for impulse control disorders?

What are treaments out there for impulse control disorders?

Impulse: Psychotherapy & sometimes medications. Need to learn to stop-think-act which improves your impulses and helps you respond better. ...Read more

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What medications are given for blocking impulse control disorders?

What medications are given for blocking impulse control disorders?

Impulse: Depends on the diagnosis, for example, adhd is treated with stimulants. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more