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Impulse Control Disorders

Impulse Control Disorders: Introduction

A group of mental disorders where sufferers are frequently unable to resist the urge to do something that is harmful to themselves or others. The behavior brings the patient some sort of satisfaction even though it may be socially unacceptable and out of character behavior for that person. Kleptomania, pyromania, gambling and trichotillomania are some examples of this disorder. ...more »

Symptoms of Impulse Control Disorders

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Impulse Control Disorders: Related Patient Stories

Impulse Control Disorders: Deaths

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Types of Impulse Control Disorders

Causes of Impulse Control Disorders

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Disease Topics Related To Impulse Control Disorders

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Impulse Control Disorders: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Impulse Control Disorders

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to more »

Impulse Control Disorders: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Impulse Control Disorders

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Impulse Control Disorders: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Impulse Control Disorders

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Impulse Control Disorders: Animations

Research about Impulse Control Disorders

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Clinical Trials for Impulse Control Disorders

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Impulse Control Disorders: Broader Related Topics

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