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Impulse Control Activities For Adults
What do you mean?: Prescribed medications have been shown to decrease some forms of impulse-control problems. Drug use or abuse (as in without a prescription) has not been scientifically demonstrated to help impulse control. It's not recommended. ...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
Impulse: No specific program but you can get info. From your local mental health center (csb). ...Read more
Count to 10: And make arrangements to work with a cognitive behavioral therapist to learn techniques to redirect your impulses. Exercise. Do not carry cash with you. When in a store, tell yourself you will buy "it" tomorrow when you have the impulse to buy something. It may seem silly but it helps to sit on your hands to keep from interrupting others. When you are about to say something, say hmmm. First. ...Read more
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
"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 more
Cog. ; Med txmt:
Impulse control disorders have two treatment options: psychosocial and pharmacological. treatment methodology is informed by the presence of comorbid conditions.
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
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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Impulse: Depends on the diagnosis, for example, adhd is treated with stimulants. ...Read more
Not necessary: Sometimes a behavior can be problematic because there is not enough of it (ie. The person does not have the skill or is too anxious to perform). ...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 more
Frontal lobe: Recent studies, and the case of phineas gage in 1848, show frontal lobe is important in controlling overall impulsivity. But, patients with temporal lobe epilepsy can also be impulsive. Overall chemical levels, such as testosterone and serotonin, can also be linked to mood disturbances with impulsive component. Lastly, genetics also plays a factor. Still many unknowns. ...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
Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?
How can my severe TBI from infant abuse still affect me today? I.E: Impulse control, Irrational behavior, anxiety, etc. How can I stop it or treat it
Discuss with doctor: Recommend starting by seeing your primary care doctor for a complete examination and appropriate testing as needed. Based on the findings your doctor may recommend referral for further evaluation to either a neurologist, psychiatrist and/or other mental health specialist for treatment. You may have more than one medical condition contributing to your current presentation. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam
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
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
Seek counseling: To get help before it causes you major problems. ...Read more
Classic challenge: Self-control has always been recognized as the great challenge of life. ("a man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure"--oscar wilde). There are many disciplines that help in this: education, spirituality, self-knowledge, religion, psychotherapy--with much overlap. There is no simple answer, alas. Sometimes medical conditions require treatment. ...Read more
Get with your doctor: I'm going to assume that getting relief by yourself has not stopped you from misbehavior in ways that are troublesome to yourself and others and/or that you have an obsession with erotica that interferes with your doing what you know you need to. Sex is powerful, your doctor has heard it all before, and knows how to help with rx and reprogramming. It'll be good -- do it. ...Read more
Co-Dependant: I don't know what you call your friend, but what we call you is 'co-dependant'. Your question is the classic definition of someone who very well may need a program such as al-anon. ...Read more
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