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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is characterized by extreme expressions of anger, often to the point of uncontrollable rage, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand.It is currently categorized as an Impulse Control Disorder.Impulsive aggression is unpremeditated, and is defined by a disproportionate reaction to any provocation, real or perceived.  Some individuals have reported affective changes prior to an outburst such as tension, mood changes, energy changes, etc.Individuals diagnosed with IED report their outbursts were brief (lasting less than an hour), with a variety of bodily symptoms (sweating, chest tightness, twitching, palpitations).Violent acts may be accompanied by a sensation of relief, and in some cases, pleasure, then remorse after the fact.Criteria:Occurrence of discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in violent assault or...

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IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDER

Impulse Control Disorder

An impulse control disorder (ICD) is a class of psychiatric disorders characterised by impulsivity – failure to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may harm oneself or others. Five behavioural stages characterize impulsivity: An impulse Growing tension Pleasure from acting Relief from the urge Finally guilt (which may or may not arise) So here's a list of some considered to be under the umbrella of ICD: Kleptomania  -  urge to steal purely for the sake of gratification Pathological Gambling  -  re-current episodes of gambling disruptive to one's life Pyromania  -  fire-starting Trichotillomania  -  a compulsion to pull one's hair out Intermittent Explosive Disorder  -  recurent aggressive episodes that are out of proportion of any given stressor Dermatillomania  -  compulsive skin picking Sexual Compulsion - increased urge in sexual behavior and thoughts Compulsive Shopping - frequent irresistible urge to shop even if...

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Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) involves a person causing harm or damage to themselves or their appearance. It can occur when a person experiences feelings such as anxiety, fear, excitement or boredom. BFRBs include: Trichotillomania - Pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. Dermatillomania - Repetitively touch, rub, scratch, pick at, or dig into their skin, often in an attempt to remove small irregularities or perceived imperfections. This behavior may result in skin discoloration or scarring. In more serious cases, severe tissue damage and visible disfigurement can result. Onychophagia - Continually bite their nails past the nail bed and their cuticles until they bleed resulting in red, sore,...

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HAIR PULLING

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) - A disorder that causes people to pull out their hair from one, two sites, or multiple of the following sites resulting in noticeable bald patches: scalp eyelashes eyebrows pubic area underarms beard chest legs other parts of the body Some experience: Inability to resist urges to pull out one's hair Mounting tension before one pulls Gratification and relaxation when pulling A feeling of relief after pulling Noticeable hair loss Increased distress and/or interference with daily life There is quality information available from the Trichotillomaina Learning Center (TLC) www.trich.org Quoted from Sources: trich.org - Hair Pulling wikipedia.org - Trichotillomania Featured Image Artist: deviantart.com - Trichotillomania & Trichophagia by lily-day...

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COMPULSIVE SKIN PICKING

Compulsive Skin Picking

Dermatillomania - Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP) involves picking at normal skin variations such as freckles and moles, at actual pre-existing scabs, sores or acne blemishes, or at imagined skin defects that nobody else can observe.  Fingernails, teeth, tweezers, pins or other possible mechanical devices are used and as a result, CSP may cause bleeding, bruises, infections, and/or permanent disfigurement of the skin. Sometimes skin-picking is preceded by a high level of tension and a strong "itch" or "urge".  Likewise, skin-picking may be followed by a feeling of relief or pleasure.  A CSP episode may be a conscious response to anxiety or depression, but is frequently done as an unconscious habit. Psychiatrists classify this as an Impulse Control Disorder.  In addition to Dermatillomania and...

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