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Doctor insights on: Impulse Control Techniques

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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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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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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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Rhythm method while on the birth control pill improve prevention rate?

Rhythm method while on the birth control pill improve prevention rate?

Yes it will: Oral contraceptive pills provide a very good rate of pregnancy prevention. The rhythm method unfortunately is not as successful. Combining the two where taking the oral contraceptive pills as directed and not having sexual contact midcycle starting approximately day nine of the cycle through day 18 of the cycle will prevent conception even more. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills trigger attacks of svt?

Do birth control pills trigger attacks of svt?

Probably not: It is unlikely that your pills would be causing your svt. Talk to your doctor about whether your arrhythmia increases your risk for blood clots. If it does, you should make sure you are not using a contraceptive method which contains estrogen. You can consider the iud, condoms, progesterone-only pill, or injectable (depo-provera), none of which contain estrogen. ...Read more

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What are the most effective emotion-control / relaxation techniques?

What are the most effective emotion-control / relaxation techniques?

Explore a bit: Abdominal breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, and biofeedback are all helpful. You must find what works for you. I think breathing and guided imagery are the easiest to begin with - see www.Thehealingmind.Org. ...Read more

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Success rate if I practice the rhythm method of birth control?

Success rate if I practice the rhythm method of birth control?

Success of rhythm: If you know your own body and can check your own cervical mucus rhythm works fairly well as a contraceptive method. Avoid have sex 4 days before you expect to ovulate until 2 days after ovulation. Sperm can survive in the female tract for 3 days, and the egg is can be fertilized for 24 hrs after ovulation. As long as you accept abortion as a fail safe, you should be fine. ...Read more

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How are impulse control disorders treated now?

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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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Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Difficult problem: Since impulsivity often involves acting before thinking, using cognitive (thinking) skills can be difficult. Some possibilities are lowering stress level, removing caffeine from your diet, getting adequate sleep, meditation. Other things i've seen help my patients include slowly counting to ten before responding and waiting to talk it through with a trusted person before responding, reacting, etc. ...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 doctors control self-injurious behavior?

How doctors control self-injurious behavior?

Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else that may be going on. Then get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with the emotional issues behind cutting. Do it today. ...Read more

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What medications are given for blocking impulse control disorders?

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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 effective are facilitated communication techniques?

How effective are facilitated communication techniques?

They have not been : proven effective, as they do not increase accurate responses produced by a person with a disability. For the history of its use, see http://www.geocities.ws/validationluna/html/a_history_of_FC_e.html. Picture Exchange Systems via iPad "apps" have proved useful for some children with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ...Read more

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Most effective methods for calming down anxiety without medication?

Psychotherapy: One of the best ways to treat anxiety without medication is psychotherapy. After finding a therapist, this clinician can help with 1) identifying the possible causes of the anxiety, which can have a calming effect in and of itself, and 2) developing new ways of dealing with the anxiety. With regard to the latter, developing a meditation or mindfulness practice is sometimes recommended. ...Read more

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What are some effective stress management techniques?

What are some effective stress management techniques?

To address stress:: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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What are treaments out there for impulse control disorders?

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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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Condom, pulling out, and pill, are these methods effective?

Condom, pulling out, and pill, are these methods effective?

Variable: Obviously each method of contraception has variable failure rates, which also depends on how well you utilize the method too. With "perfect use" condoms have a 2% failure rate while the pull out method is 4% and pill is 0.3%. With less than ideal use/technique the failure rates are 15%, 18% and 9% for condoms, "pulling out" and the pill. ...Read more

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