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Impulsivity: Introduction

Impulsivity: Lack of impulse control. See detailed information below for a list of 39 causes of Impulsivity, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Impulsivity

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Causes of Types of Impulsivity:

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Impulsivity: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Impulsivity, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Impulsivity Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Impulsivity may include:

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Stories from Users for Impulsivity

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Message Boards for Impulsivity

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Impulsivity or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Impulsivity:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Impulsivity. Some of these are listed below :

  • Neurodevelopment assessment - is an important part of the evaluation of children who are thought to be "hyperactive" in order to exclude developmental weaknesses.
  • Mental state examination (to help detect bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and personality disorders) - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.
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Impulsivity: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Impulsivity may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Impulsivity

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Impulsivity. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Impulsivity

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 sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a " 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 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 adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked throughout 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 patients with bipolar seek help 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 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 misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms more »

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

Impulsivity: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Impulsivity

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Impulsivity: Related Rare Diseases

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Impulsivity: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Impulsivity

The list below shows some of the causes of Impulsivity mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Impulsivity?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Impulsivity. Of the 39 causes of Impulsivity that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Impulsivity:

The following list of conditions have 'Impulsivity' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Impulsivity?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Impulsivity, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Impulsivity:

Medical Conditions associated with Impulsivity:

Society problems (1785 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes)

Symptoms related to Impulsivity:

Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Inattention (45 causes), Aggression (192 causes), Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder (2 causes), Adult ADHD, Phobic disorders (6 causes), Obsessive compulsive disorder, Borderline personality disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Conversion disorder, Bipolar disorder

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