Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, in order to relieve some tension or for instant gratification. The term pyromania comes from the Greek word πῦρ (pyr, fire).
Wiki Number: PW180
Sex Ratio: M10;F
Brain Area: impulse control;
Symptoms: setting fires to relieve own tension, not for vengance or profit, to induce euphoria and enjoy fire houses and fire-fighters
Causes: fatherless homes light fires; parental neglect, fire lit as a stress reliever
Medications: Used for adults, resistant to therapy
Therapies: CBT, parental training and correcting assumptions; adults are usually less cooperative with CBT than children or teenagers
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- Media coverage, fake news, and the diffusion of xenophobic violence: A fine-grained county-level analysis of the geographic and temporal patterns of arson attacks during the German refugee crisis 2015-2017by Thomas Hinz on July 20, 2023
Over the year of 2015, about 800.000 refugees arrived in Germany, a number which equals around one percent of the total population. This migration process was labelled the refugee crisis and was accompanied by a contested debate. On the one hand, there was a widespread willingness to voluntarily help arriving refugees, on the other hand, the number of xenophobic attacks against refugees drastically increased. Our paper will focus on a specific form of xenophobic violence with a strong symbolic...
- Cu2+-Pyropheophorbide a-Cystine Conjugate: Synergistic Photodynamic/Chemodynamic Therapy and Glutathione Depletion Improves the Antitumor Efficacy and Downregulates the Hypoxia-Inducing Factorby Zhongping Su on June 21, 2023
Cancer immune escape, metastasis, recurrence, and multidrug resistance are all associated with hypoxia in the tumor microenvironment (TME). We synthesized a CuPPaCC conjugate for reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated cancer therapy. CuPPaCC continuously produced cytotoxic ROS and oxygen through a photo-chemocycloreaction, alleviated hypoxia, and inhibited the expression of a hypoxia-inducing factor (HIF-1α). CuPPaCC was synthesized from pyromania phyllophyllic acid a (PPa), cystine (CC), and...
- Use of CO-oximetry to confirm carboxyhemoglobinemia in cats involved in secondary arson homicideby A W Stern on May 8, 2023
The body of a deceased human and 4 deceased cats were found in a house while a fire was being extinguished. As a result of these findings, arson, homicide, and animal death investigations were opened. As part of the animal death investigation, all of the cats were submitted for veterinary forensic autopsies. All cats had soot on the fur and had soot deposits within the oral cavity, esophagus, and respiratory tract. Two cats had soot within the stomach. Cardiac blood was analyzed for...
- A systematic review of the efficacy of psychological treatments for people detained under the Mental Health Actby George Baldwin on January 19, 2023
WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: International reviews have looked at therapy outcomes for patients on mental health wards, showing it is associated with reduced emotional distress and readmission. Reviews have not looked at which specific treatments are most effective. No review has been done in England and Wales for patients detained specifically under the Mental Health Act.