Impulse Control Disorder

Impulse Control Disorder

If you are seeking help in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Taji Huang can help you overcome Impulse Control Disorder. This type of disorder is when a person is unable to resist an impulse or behavior that may be harmful to others or even to themselves. The act is not premeditated or thought of in advance; it happens impulsively for the individual who cannot control it. When someone is diagnosed with this disorder, there are other mental health issues present. The impulsive behavior can include different types of behaviors that can be violent, sexual or self-abusive in nature, and may lend to gambling, stealing, or fire-starting.

How Is It Diagnosed?

There is a difference between a medical diagnosis of someone who has impulse control disorder and someone who has committed an impulsive act. When someone is diagnosed with this psychiatric condition, they have also been diagnosed with another mental disorder. These types of disorders include anxiety, substance abuse, personality disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders or may be paired with other types of impulse control disorders. They are also present in other disorders such as borderline, narcissistic, histrionic and antisocial personality disorders. Impulse control disorder also differs from similar disorders. For example, someone who has ADHD or someone who is bipolar may have a difficult time controlling their impulses but it differs from ICD because controlling behavior is not their main problem.

Examples Of Impulse Control Disorders (ICDs)

There are six categories that are included as impulse control disorder behavior such as trichotillomania, pathological gambling, pyromania, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder and not otherwise specified. “Not otherwise specified” means that it is a less common type of disorder that does not fit in the other five categories but still fits under being considered an impulse control disorder.

Impulse Control Disorder Treatment

Psychologists often use the method of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment to treat individuals who have been diagnosed with one or more impulse control disorders. It is best to contact a psychologist such as Dr. Taji Huang for a professional diagnosis before beginning treatment.

Contact Dr. Taji Huang

If you are seeking a diagnosis or treatment for impulse control disorder contact Dr. Taji Huang for a consultation and to schedule your first appointment. She is located in the West Los Angeles area, or she can provide virtual treatment over the internet. Dr. Huang has treated many individuals and helped them overcome their mental illnesses so that they can continue to live a happy and productive life.

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