Impulse Control Disorder Articles

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Impulse-control disorder (ICD) is a category of mental disorders whose primary symptom is “impulsivity.” When people are impulsive they have difficulty controlling their behavior and reactions. They often do things that are self-destructive including stealing, abusing drugs or alcohol, or participate in risky sexual behavior. Several mental illnesses have impulsivity as a symptom. Some of them include Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, and OCD. The main characteristic of ICD is the inability to control oneself and to stop performing a behavior that is hurting oneself. The articles featured here will speak about impulsivity and how it can impact a person’s life. We will highlight techniques used in therapy to help a person stop being so impulsive and learn to think before reacting.

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