Impulse Control and Addiction Disorders

Impulse Control and Addiction Disorders:

People with impulse control disorders cannot resist urges, or impulses, to perform acts that could be harmful to themselves or others. Pyromania (starting fires), kleptomania (stealing), and compulsive gambling are examples of impulse control disorders. Alcohol and drug are common objects of addictions. Often, people with these disorders become so involved with the objects of their obsession that they begin to ignore responsibilities and relationships.