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Impulse Control Disorders, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Christine Adamec
  • From the Series: Psychological Disorders
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  • ISBN-10: 1438198256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9825-5
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

When an individual suffers from an impulse control disorder, that person has little or no control over repeated impulsive acts, causing problems for him or her. Impulse control disorders include pathological gambling, pyromania, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder, and trichotillomania, or hair-pulling disorder. People with these disorders usually know their behavior is wrong or strange, but they cannot refrain from such behavior. Though each of these troubling disorders can be psychologically disabling, treatment can be usually helpful to sufferers. Impulse Control Disorders discusses the most common of these disorders, their treatments, and other psychological disorders commonly associated with them.

Chapters include:

  • Pathological Gambling
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
  • Pyromania
  • Trichotillomania
  • Kleptomania
  • Psychiatric Problems Commonly Found with Impulse Control Disorders
  • Treatment of Impulse Control Disorders.

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About the Author(s)

Christine Adamec has authored and coauthored many books for Facts On File, including The Encyclopedia of Cancer and Cancer Medicine (2019), The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2020), and numerous other titles on pivotal medical and psychological issues.

Foreword author Pat Levitt, Ph.D., is the director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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