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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cog. ; Med txmt: Impulse control disorders have two treatment options: psychosocial and pharmacological. treatment methodology is informed by the presence of comorbid conditions. pharmaceutical 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
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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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
Impulse control: Pharmacological treatment includes serotonin agents such as prozac (fluoxetine). Psychosocial tx involves cognitive behavior therapy such as systematic desensitization & psychoeducation, exposure with response prevention. Also treating comorbid conditions such as OCD & substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is EFT Tapping effective in the treatment of OCD and impulse control disorders such as Dermatillomania?
EFT Tapping: EFT can be used in the treatment of OCD ...Read more
Are you concerned: About your physical safety? If this is a child in your workplace- important to have provisions in place for your safety as well as the child. If this is a child in your family- important to have support and safety. Care of a child with special needs can be draining. Please send another question if you have more specific concerns. ...Read more
I have schizoaffective disorder and am having major problems with impulse control are meds out that can help? I spend lots of money I don't have
See a Psychiatrist: Have a good psych eval and let the doctor suggest a treatment plan. You can ask hard questions about medication(s) and side effects, w/drawal issues, interactions, etc. And you can seek alternatives, but let them prescribe. It's their responsibility, not yours and it's not easy. CBT therapy will help too and it might be very important for learning how to live better. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? Way of thinking? Impulse control?
Bacterial Meningitis: It is possible for residual neurological effects to occur by post- infectious syndromes or local inflammatory reactions. There is no specific post infectious psychiatric symptom. Years after the infection , an additional stressor may bring to the surface a sub clinical condition that was a residual vulnerability from the meningitis. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not the same: Impulse control disorders are included among behavioral disorders. Impulse control disorder are specific disorders described as an inability to resist impulses. Behavioral disorders refer to a broader spectrum of mental and or emotional disorders, such as psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, etc. ...Read more
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