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  • Impulse Control Disorders

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    IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS Many of the self-control disorders involve disturbances in the ability to regulate an impulse - an urge to act. People with impulse control disorders act on certain impulses involving some potentially harmful behavior that they cannot resist. Impulsive behavior in and of itself is not necessarily harmful; in fact, we all act impulsively upon occasion. Usually our impulsive acts have no ill effects, but in some instances they may involve risk. Consider the following

  • The Cause And Effect Of Impulse Control Disorders

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    Paige Logsdon Mr. Martinous Composition II April 8, 2015 The Cause and Effect of Impulse Control Disorders Most people love watching other humans and like trying to figure out why they do what they do. It’s called people watching and we have all been guilty of it. The human race is fascinating and it is very interesting how we were created and what makes us tick. Have you ever wondered why some people have an uncontrollable urge toward destructible behaviors? Do you ever wonder if the behavior

  • Pyromania: An Impulse Control Disorder Essay

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    Fire: bright, burning, wondrous thing; the embodiment of life and death. It is easy to understand the fascination that pyromaniacs have with flame. It is, after all, a fascination that extends back countless centuries from the first discoveries of spark and fire. The Greeks saw fire as the embodiment of knowledge; dangerous when used carelessly, but awesome in its abilities. Fire is used every day to cook meals, heat homes, although not so much in Florida, and has many other beneficial uses.

  • Impulse Control Disorder

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    people who might wander around casinos or stores in a not so good position may have suffered from impulse control disorder. Impulse control disorder (ICD) are a specific group of impulsive behaviors (Forensic Psychiatry) that have characteristics such as rapid unplanned reaction as well as less concern for the consequences of their actions (WebMD). In Canada, there may have been impulsive control disorders have affected many gamblers. Of an estimated 18.9 million Canadians who have gambled in 2002, 1

  • The Dsm Iv : An Impulse Control Disorder

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    In the DSM-IV, gambling disorder was classified as an impulse control disorder, a class of disorders characterized by the failure to resist a temptation, urge or impulse, placing it alongside such wide diagnoses as Compulsive Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania), Kleptomania and Pyromania. One of the most significant changes in the DSM-5 was the categorical re-classification of GD to a Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder. This was driven by a desire to be more scientific in determining appropriate

  • Gambling And Other Impulse Control Disorders Essay

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    AS 7331 Gambling and other impulse control disorders Assessment 2: Written Assignment Submitted by: Prince Jose Sebastian Gambling and other process addictions are disorders that arise when a person engages in an action that can be satisfying, but the constant use of which becomes obsessive and inhibits normal life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Addicted people may not be conscious that their behavior is out of control and is creating difficulties for themselves and the

  • Nursing Research On Pyromania

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    disorder and how it presents itself, other than the obvious compulsive setting of fires (Williams, & Clements, 2007). Nurses be an advocate for these clients not only in the community, but also in various healthcare professions as well. The fact that there is no FDA approved medication for a disorder which has been recognized since the late nineteenth century is appalling (Grant, Odlaug, & Kim, 2007). Nurses must advocate for the research to be done on medications which may help those who suffer

  • Gambling And Other Impulse Control Disorders Essay

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    AS7331 Gambling and Other Impulse Control Disorders Written Assessment: Two Submitted By: Ajith Wilson Student ID: 2143176 Introduction: Gambling was very much prevalent and there are many archaeological and historical evidence of gambling activities that was carried out in many civilizations this shows that gambling practices arose independently in a number of different societies. There are also documentation and indications of gambling practices having spread widely across cultural and geographic

  • The Stigma Of Receiving Therapy For Mental Illness

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    One of the most difficult aspects of treating patients who suffer from trichotillomania (TTM), commonly called hair pulling disorder, is that most prefer to remain invisible. They are creative at finding ways to hide their illness. Most cover up with head scarves, hats, hoodies, and carry on as if nothing is wrong.Treatment for TTM is accessible through the NHS, yet the stigma of receiving therapy for mental illness is still strong enough to keep many patients with TTM away from psychologists, even

  • The, That Makes Your Hair Disappear

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    the impulse-control disorder that urges one to pull out his or her hairs. In fact, trichotillomania is plaguing the lives of one in every fifty Americans (Raikes 38). This disorder