Impulse Control Disorder

Specialty. Psychiatry, clinical psychology. Impulse-control disorder (ICD) is a class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity – failure to resist a temptation, an urge, or an impulse; or having the inability to not speak on a thought.


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Wiki Number: W104
Diagnosis: Impulse Control Disorder
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Brain Area: striatum
Symptoms: impulsivity-failure to resist a temptation, an urge, or having the inability not to speak on a thought: sexual compulsion,
Progression: internet addiction, compulsive shopping, pyromania, intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, trichotillomania
Causes: complications of late Parkinson’s disease, alcohol dependence, obsessive-compulsive disorder
Medications: varies by type of impulse;
Therapies: CBT, varies by type of impulse

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