Impulsive Control Disorders - DRHC Dubai Psychiatry Clinic

Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are a group of psychiatric disorders characterized by a recurring inability to resist impulsive behaviors that harm oneself or others. These behaviors often lead to significant personal distress and can have adverse effects on relationships, work, and overall quality of life the best psychiatry in Dubai at Dr. Rami Hamed Center.

Examples of impulse control disorders include:


Kleptomania is a mental health disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of stealing items that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value. People with kleptomania often experience tension before committing the theft and a sense of relief or gratification afterward, but they do not steal items for personal gain or because of anger or vengeance.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED):

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is a mental health disorder characterized by recurrent, impulsive, and aggressive outbursts that are disproportionate to the provocation or stressors involved. People with IED may experience intense feelings of anger, which can lead to verbal arguments, physical fights, or property damage.


Pyromania is a rare mental health disorder characterized by a compulsion to set fires. People with pyromania are fascinated by fire and may feel pleasure, relief, or gratification when setting or witnessing fires. This behavior is not motivated by financial gain, revenge, or political ideology.

Compulsive Gambling (Pathological Gambling):

Compulsive gambling, also known as pathological gambling, is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent and uncontrollable urge to gamble despite negative consequences or a desire to stop. People with compulsive gambling may gamble with increasing amounts of money, lie to conceal the extent of their gambling, and experience restlessness or irritability when trying to cut back or stop gambling.

Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder):

Trichotillomania, also known as hair-pulling disorder, is a mental health disorder characterized by the recurrent urge to pull out hair from the scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of the body, resulting in noticeable hair loss. People with trichotillomania may experience tension before pulling out the hair and a sense of relief or gratification afterward, but they often feel shame or distress about the behavior.

Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder:

Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, also known as dermatillomania or compulsive skin picking, is a mental health condition characterized by the repetitive picking at one's own skin, often to the extent of causing damage or scarring. People with this disorder may feel compelled to pick at perceived imperfections or irregularities on their skin, leading to a cycle of picking and emotional distress.

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Treatment for impulse control disorders typically involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy), and support groups. Early intervention and ongoing treatment can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.


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