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Causes Of Addiction And Impulse Control Disorders

Impulse Control And Addiction Disorders

Understanding Impulse Control Disorders Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are characterized by urges and behaviors that are excessive and/or harmful to oneself or others and cause significant impairment in social and occupational functioning, as well as legal and financial difficulties. ICDs are relatively common psychiatric conditions, yet are poorly understood by the general public, clinicians, and individuals struggling with the disorder. Although impulse control and addiction disorders treatment research is limited, studies have shown that ICDs may respond well to pharmacological treatment. [1] Intermittent Explosive Disorder Intermittent explosive disorder (IED), the sole diagnosis in the DSM-5 for which the cardinal symptom is recurrent affective aggressive outbursts, is a common and substantially impairing disorder. IED is also associated with several cognitive and affective impairments. However, little is known about the heterogeneity of the disorder and how this may correspond to aggression severity and related adverse outcomes. [2] Is there any relationship between impulse control and addiction disorders? Evidently, the use of narcotics or substances of abuse strengthens the feeling of anger. But the consequences of anger can sometimes be much more evident with drug abuse. Oppositional Defiant Disorder Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is mainly a type of childhood disruptive behavior disorder that…