Family studies

There are no family history studies of pyromania, but studies of impulsive fire-setters suggest elevated familial rates of substance use disorders. (9) Biological studies

There are no biological studies of pyromania, but studies of impulsive ire-setters suggest they have abnormalities in central serotonergic neurotransmission. (8) Treatment response

There are no systematic treatment studies of pyromania. There is one case report of two men in both of whom pyromania appeared to be part of a paraphilia and responded to antiandrogen medication.(21) Clinical reports on the treatment of pathological fire-setting in general stress use of various psychological interventions (e.g. cognitive-behavioural, psychoeducational, supportive, and insight-oriented) to address the fire-setting, and appropriate treatment of any comorbid psychiatric disorders.

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