Impulse Control Disorders

IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS


IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS

  • Characterized by irresistible impulses or temptations to perform a particular act harmful to self or others.

Impulse: 

  • Described by patients “as feeling of increasing tension & arousal resulting in certain behavior giving sense of relief & gratification.
  • Person feels guilty or remorseful later. 

Conditions associated:

  • Always preceded by these irresistible impulses.

Pyromania: 

  • Recurrent and purposeful setting of fires.

Kleptomaniac: 

  • Recurrent stealing of objects not needed for personal use & no monetary value.

Intermittent explosive disorder:

  • Characterized by episodes of aggression causing serious assault or destruction of properties.

Pathological gambling:

  • Recurrent episodes of gambling causing economic troubles & serious relationship problems.

Trichotillomania: 

  • Recurrent episodes of hair pulling.

Oniomania or compulsive buying:

  • Recurrent episodes of buying or shopping despite causing significant monetary & socio occupational distress.

Exam Important

  • Recurrent stealing of objects not needed for personal use & no monetary value is called as Kleptomaniac.
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