Impulse Control Disorders
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Impulse Control Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders includes a chapter on “Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified”. Because we aim to mirror the DSM when this is practical, we offer this Impulse Control Disorders topic center.

The impulse control disorders are a loosely grouped set of conditions that have in common that they all centrally feature behavior that is acted out in an uncontrolled, and impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences. The DSM lists the following impulse control disorders:

  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (characterized by uncontrolled fits of extreme anger and violence)
  • Kleptomania (characterized by irresistible urges to steal various items from stores and homes)
  • Pyromania (characterized by irresistible urges to set fires)
  • Pathological Gambling (characterized by compulsive, uncontrollable g...

 
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What are Impulse Control Disorders?

  • The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders includes a chapter on “Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified”.
  • The impulse control disorders are a loosely grouped set of conditions that have in common that they all centrally feature behavior that is acted out in an uncontrolled, and impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences.
  • The DSM treats the Impulse-Disorder category as a ‘catch-all’; other disorders involving irresistible urges exist, but are better treated as part of other ‘families’ of disorders.
  • The DSM lists the following impulse control disorders:
    • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (characterized by uncontrolled fits of extreme anger and violence)
    • Kleptomania (characterized by irresistible urges to steal various items from stores and homes)
    • Pyromania (characterized by irresistible urges to set fires)
    • Pathological Gambling (characterized by compulsive, uncontrollable gambling)
    • Trichotillomania (characterized by uncontrollable hair twisting and pulling, often resulting in bald spots on an otherwise normal-haired person)
    • Exhibitionism (characterized by recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the exposure of one's genitals to an unsuspecting stranger)

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