Impulse control disorders

Susan L. McElroy, Lesley M. Arnold, and DeAnna A. Beckman

Definitions.. .o.Ump.ul.s.e.. .co.nt.ro.L,di..s.orders

Intermittent.exp]osive..disprder

Definition. , and , clinicaLfeatures

Epidemiologyand.,. course

Associated.. .psychopatho.logy. and. .comorbidity

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Biology

Treatment.. .response Kleptomania

Definition.. .and.. . cJinicaLfeatures Epide.miolo.gy.„an.d.„ course Associated.. .BsychopathoJogy.. and. .comorbidity Family. . .studies

Biological.. studies Treatment.. .response Pyromania

Definition. . and . clinical. . featu.res

Epidemiologyand course

Associated. .p.sychopatho.logy.. and. .comorbidity Familystudies Biological.. studies Treatment.. .response Compulsive.. buying

History. and ..clinical. description

Epidemiologyand.. course

Associated. .psychopatho.logy.. and. .comorbidity

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Treatment.. .response

Repetitive.. .self-mutilation Clinical description

Epidemiologyand course

Associated.. .psychopatho.logy.. and. .comorbidity

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Biological.. studies

Treatment. .response

Psychogenic. excoriation

Clinical ..description

Epidemiologyand.. course Associated. .psychopatho.logy.. and. .comorbidity Familystudies Treatment.. .response Qn.ycho.phag.ia

Clinical description

Epidemiologyand. course

Associated .psychopatho.logy. and .comorbidity

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Treatment.. .response

Conclusion Chapter. References

This chapter first reviews impulse control disorders as mental disorders, and then considers the available research on the clinical features, epidemiology, psychiatric comorbidity, biology, and treatment response of various recognized and putative impulse control disorders (except for trichotillomania and pathological gambling, which are reviewed in Chapterii4.1i3.21 and Chapter4.13.3 respectively). It is concluded that impulse control disorders are legitimate mental disorders.

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