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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Impulse Control Disorder

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I have impulse control disorder -- what's the treatment for this?

I have impulse control disorder -- what's the treatment for this?

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 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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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

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How do you overcome an impulse control disorder? Does it come back easily?

How do you overcome an impulse control disorder?  Does it come back easily?

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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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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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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Do you think I should be taking care of a child with impulse control disorder while pregnant?

Do you think I should be taking care of a child with impulse control disorder while pregnant?

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