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Doctor insights on: Impulse Control Activities For Adults

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Can drug use help impulse control?

Can drug use help impulse control?

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

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What to do to work on my impulse control?

What to do to work on my impulse control?

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

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Does anyone have an impulse control program they can send me?

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Does anyone have an impulse control program they can send me?

Impulse: No specific program but you can get info. From your local mental health center (csb). ...Read more

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Could you give me advice on how to handle impulse control issues?

Could you give me advice on how to handle impulse control issues?

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

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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]

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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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Are behavioral problems the same as impulse control problems?

Are behavioral problems the same as impulse control problems?

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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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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Is a behavioral problem the same as impulse control problem?

Is a behavioral problem the same as impulse control problem?

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

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

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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 part of the brain is involved in planning and impulse control?

What part of the brain is involved in planning and impulse control?

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

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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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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

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Impulse control disorder and bi polar mania what is the same what is diffrenence?

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Impulse control disorder and bi polar mania what is the same what is diffrenence?

Bipolar: Both show poor impulse control but bipolar show mood swings and limited insight. ...Read more

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Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?

Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?

Probably not: I have never seen any research on this. However, usually "shopping addiction" is a way to reduce anxiety or fear which can stem from various sources. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

Indication: Antipsychotics are used off-label for children. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic which has been shown to help with aggression. Please discuss with a child psychiatrist. These are big gun medications, can be very effective, but would only use if clearly indicated. ...Read more

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Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? Way of thinking? Impulse control?

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

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How can I learn to control my impulses?

How can I learn to control my impulses?

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

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My sexual impulses are ruining my life! How do I get them under control?

My sexual impulses are ruining my life! How do I get them under control?

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

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What do call a person who gets excessive impulse to spend and how to control them?

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