impulse-control disorders

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A class of mental disorders characterized by a failure to resist impulses, drives, or temptations to behave in ways that are damaging to self or others. See antisocial personality disorder, conduct disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, paraphilias, pathological gambling, pyromania, substance-related disorders, trichotillomania. See also Internet addiction syndrome, road rage, roid rage.

Subjects: Psychology.

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