Impulse Control Disorders are a class of psychiatric disorders that are characterized by marked impulsivity. These include disorders related to substance abuse and other harmful behaviors including hair puling, kleptomania, pyromania, bouts of range or skin picking.
Signs and Symptoms of ICD
Causes of Impulse Control Disorders
It is not known what the exact causes of Impulse Control Disorders are, but it is commonly believed to be in part caused by a genetic predisposition. Scientists believe that many things play a role, including phsyical, biological, psychological or emotional and cultural or societal factors. It is suspected that certain brain structures including the limbic system may play a significant role.
Common problems associated with ICD include:
Sometimes teens with ICD suffer from other disorders as well. Thesecan make behavioral and emotional problems much worse and accurate diagnosis is the key to good treatment. Some common co-occurring disorders include:
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