Alternate Names : Severe Social Behavior Problems, Severe Acting Out
What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
A person with an impulse control disorder cannot regulate or control the impulse to engage in a certain behavior. This can be any behavior, but the most common include:
pathological gambling, in a condition known as compulsive gambling disorder
pyromania or fire-setting
tricotillomania, or compulsively pulling out one's own hair
intermittent and isolated explosive episodes of aggression that cause bodily harm and/or property destruction. This disorder is known as intermittent explosive disorder.
Before committing the act, the person may feel increasingly tense. At the time of committing the act, he or she may experience pleasure, gratification, or release. Right after the act, he or she may or may not feel regret, self-reproach, or guilt.