Thursday, February 25, 2016


A class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity-failure to resist an impulse, urge or temptation.  This behavior may harm oneself or others.  Substance-related disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, mood disorders and conduct disorders are many psychiatric disorders that feature impulsivity.  Common Impulse Control Disorders are Compulsive Buying Disorder, Pathological Gambling, Hypersexuality (Sexual Compulsion), Internet Addiction, Compulsive Eating, Kleptomania, Pyromania, Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), Onychophagia (compulsive nail biting) and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (compulsive violent outburst).  Five behavior stages can prove the systems of Impulse Control Disorder.  They are an impulse, growing tension, pleasure from acting, relief from the urge and finally guilt which may or may not arise.  The signs and symptoms of ICD vary based on the actual type of impulse control that they are struggling with, the environment in which they are living, the age of the individual and whether they are female or male.

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