Impulse control disorder


Impulse control disorders such as skin picking disorder, kleptomania, pyromania, pathological gambling, trichotillomania, and intermittent explosive disorder are conditions where a person cannot control an impulse or urge which results in impairment or behaviors that harm themselves or someone else. Core components of an impulse control disorder include repeated engagement in the behavior despite its harmful or negative effects, lack of control over the behavior, a consistent urge to engage in the behavior, and positive feelings while engaging in the behavior. Compulsive skin picking may fall into this category of disorders. 

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