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pyromania


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An impulse-control disorder characterized by multiple episodes of deliberate and purposeful fire setting, with emotional tension before the act, followed by pleasure, gratification, or relief while committing the act or watching its aftermath, and general interest in or preoccupation with fire and matters associated with fire. See also urethral erotism. [From Greek pyr fire + mania madness]

Subjects: Psychology.


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