Impulse Control Disorder Articles

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Impulse control disorders are mental illnesses categorized by difficulty refusing temptations or impulsive desires. In the DSM-5, these conditions include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), conduct disorder (CD), kleptomania, and pyromania. These conditions can be challenging, and some are primarily diagnosed in children. 


Note that some obsessive and compulsive-related disorders were previously listed in the DSM-4 criteria for impulse control disorders. However, these conditions are not included in the DSM-5 and aren’t considered impulse control disorders. In addition, no addictions or substance use disorders are included in this category. 


This category section explores articles on impulse control disorders and the symptoms of each condition. You can learn more by looking through the articles available or reading more information below.


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