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Transcript of Impulse-Control Disorders
of these characteristics to be
a Pathological Gambler Compulsive Shopping What is it? Associated with:
Inability to tolerate negative feelings, pain, loneliness, boredom, depression, fear, anger, etc.
Need to fill an inner void - empty and longing inside.
Excitement and Approval seeking
Need to gain control Common Behaviors
Codependent Shoppers How can you tell if someone is a Compulsive Shopper?
How do you control and treat this condition?
Pathological gambling is being unable to resist impulses to gamble, which can lead to severe personal or social consequences.
Committing crimes to get money to gamble
Feeling restless or irritable when trying to cut back or quit gambling
Gambling to escape problems or feelings of sadness or anxiety
Gambling larger amounts of money to try to make back previous losses
Having had many unsuccessful attempts to cut back or quit gambling
Losing a job, relationship, or educational or career opportunity due to gambling
Lying about the amount of time or money spent gambling
Needing to borrow money to get by due to gambling losses
Needing to gamble larger amounts of money in order to feel excitement
Spending a lot of time thinking about gambling, such as past experiences or ways to get more money with which to gamble Causes? Prognosis
Tests & Diagnosis
Prevention Complications Trichotillomania
(hair-pulling disorder) What is it?
Signs and symptoms of trichotillomania include:
Patchy bald areas on the scalp or other areas of your body
Sparse or missing eyelashes or eyebrows
Chewing or eating pulled-out hair
Playing with pulled-out hair
Rubbing pulled out hair across
your lips or face
Risk factors? Complications? Tests and diagnosis? Treatments and drugs? Coping and support? References
Pathologic gambling. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR. 4th ed.: American Psychiatric Association;2000.
Regard M, et al. Brain damage and addictive behavior: A neuropsychological and electroencephalogram investigation with pathologic gamblers. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 2003;16:47.
Faber, R.J. & O'Guinn, T. (1989). Classifying compulsive consumers: Advances in development and diagnostic tool. Advances in Consumer Research, 16, 738-744. Intermittent Explosive Disorder What is it? Causes Symptoms
Drugs and Treatments Risk Factors