Unspecified Impulse-Control Disorder
Sometimes a person will show signs of various impulse-control disorders without it being possible to tie it to one specific type. In this case, most are diagnosed with unspecified impulse-control disorder. The unknown nature of the disorder can make it even more frightening to deal with. Also, the appearance of symptoms from several other disorders can mean it is difficult to handle. This is why getting treatment is so important. Here at GoMentor.com, you can find therapists who offer online therapy for unspecified impulse-control disorder. Before showing how we can help, read some more on the causes and symptoms of this disorder.
Causes of Unspecified Impulse-Control Disorder
As with the specified types of impulse-control disorders, the causes are not really know, but they are thought to center around neurological problems that cause the compulsive behavior. When the pleasure is received after committing the impulsive act, the behavior is reinforced, which can cause it to continue unless treatment is sought. Other environmental factors may play a small role, but the main reasons this disorder develops seems to be biological in nature.
Symptoms and Dangers of Unspecified Impulse-Control Disorder
Because of the unspecified nature of this disorder, symptoms from any of the various impulse-control disorders may be present. In general, however, lying about compulsive behavior and relationship and other social difficulties resulting from the behavior are two good indicators that there is a problem. There will usually be a period of tension or anxiety before the impulses followed by a sense of gratification or pleasure after the impulse is acted on. This cycle repeats, becoming more and more difficult to break because the negative behavior is reinforced by pleasure centers in the brain. In not treated, this can become a serious issue for many people.
Treatment for Unspecified Impulse-Control Disorder
Cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling are two ways to get the most out of treatment for unspecified impulse-control disorder. On GoMentor.com you can find trained therapists who specialize in these types of disorders and can give the guidance needed to make sure the dangers of this disorder are avoided as much as possible. Even though there is an unknown element, trained professionals will be able to help with getting to the cause of the problems so that behavior can be modified when needed.
Definition of Unspecified Impulse-Control Disorder
Unspecified impulse-control disorder is diagnosed when a person shows symptoms of several different types of this disorder without any one of them being predominant. Both therapy and counseling are recommended as part of treatment for unspecified impulse-control disorder.
Symptoms of / Reasons for Unspecified Impulse-Control Disorder
- Constant pulling or twirling of the hair
- Other types of self-injury
- Lies about compulsive behavior
- Sense of pleasure or gratification after the compulsion is acted on
- Tension or anxiety before the urge to do something
- Suicidal thoughts
- Trouble with interpersonal relationships
- Inability to cope well with stress