Mental Health and Impulsive Behaviors

Impulse Control Disorders are common in children today. There is not a person in the world that hasn’t acted out impulsively, but when symptoms are reoccurring and consistent, you had better get help.

Judgment plays a pivotal role in impulses and if the judgment is ignored in dangerous situations, someone could get hurt.

Impulse Control Behaviors

Most patients with impulse control behaviors often mimic against their better judgment and in many cases these behaviors has caused harm to others. The person often does not have the ability to consider the law, society, him or her self, as well as others since once the desire hits the person often acts before thinking.

Often the patient with feel an intense feeling or enthused force before acting out on impulse, and in most cases the patient is unable to disregard the natural instincts that tell them NO. In this article, we are going to peer into the minds of those that experience impulse control disorders, by inspecting various diagnoses that include this interruption.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Starting with Intermittent Explosive Disorder, which if untouched is a deadly diagnose, simply because the person illustrates explosive behaviors. Patients with this type of disorder often have neurological and brain aberrations, which often consist of mental illnesses.

Most patients with Intermittent Explosive Behaviors are extremely dangerous and often have connecting disorders and mental illnesses under the surface.

For example, after dealing with a child for 18 years, diagnosed with Intermittent Explosive Disorders, Impulsive Control Disorder, Antisocial Disorder (Conduct Control Disorder), Impulsive Control Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, (possible OCD/Schizophrenia) and finally Psychopathic Tendencies, I can let know you that you may not have assistance available. Many people will not tackle this type of individual, including professional therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and so forth.

In my case, I was told it was inherited and there was no available help. It was true. Coming from the mouth of babes, the patient himself said, “No counselor can help.” However, I found by illustrating determination, No Fear of the patient, useful tactics, reverse psychology, and other strategies proved valuable.

This type of patient will abuse others nearly to the point of death is some instances, bash your walls, bust up your windows, terrorize your home, hurt your animals, start fires and make explosives, engage in pornographic materials obsessively, laugh for no obvious reason, and walk around most times with a mad look on their face.

This is only the commencement of what happens when you deal with this type of diagnose. Most of the patients will blow up in a rage of anger, destroy your material, and show no regret for their actions. The patient may tell you those he blackouts during these episodes, which may be true in some instances.

From experience, the patient related to me that he had a good side and an evil side and said this frequently, and after looking into one set of the most devilish eyes conceivable, I am still investigating his words. The patient is often triggered by one more source, so if you are dealing with this watch what you say, do and so forth.


Learn the patient’s triggers and stay away from them at all cost. I’ve seen this person get trouble for no apparent reason, so it does happen; still keep away from hitting his or her triggers is wise. Impulse Control Disorders also include Pathological Gambling Obsessions.

This type of activity is often unmanageable since the person cannot manage his or her impulses once compulsion sets in.

In most cases, these types have principal disorders, including Antisocial Personalities, mood swings, alcohol/drug addictions, depression, possible OCD and other disorders. They often turn to crime because of their disorders.

Kleptomaniac often has impulsive behaviors, and cannot organize their actions. Pyromaniacs are one more type of individuals that have difficulty controlling their impulses.

These types take pleasure in setting fires and watching them burn, and will sometimes build up a severe case and extend their fire setting practices away from the comforts of their homes.

Most Pyromaniacs have issues with substance abuse, self-esteem, inability to follow authority, and other related symptoms. If you notice someone sitting around the house, watching a lighter burn and laughing you might want to pay closer consideration to this person. Some pyromaniacs show slight symptoms while others are harsher.



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